Ale Municipality

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Ale Municipality
Ale kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Ale Municipality
Coat of arms
Ale Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Nödinge-Nol
Area[1]
 • Total 332.1359 km2 (128.2384 sq mi)
 • Land 317.0959 km2 (122.4314 sq mi)
 • Water 15.04 km2 (5.81 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 29,549
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1440
Website www.ale.se

Ale Municipality (Ale kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Nödinge-Nol, more precisely in Alafors at 57°55′33″N 12°5′1″E / 57.92583°N 12.08361°E / 57.92583; 12.08361Coordinates: 57°55′33″N 12°5′1″E / 57.92583°N 12.08361°E / 57.92583; 12.08361

Ale Municipality was created in 1974, when the former municipalities of Nödinge, Skepplanda and Starrkärr were amalgamated. The new entity got its name from the old Ale Hundred, which had approximately the same territory.

It built one of the first indoor bandy arenas in Sweden (and subsequently in the world), which was the first in Götaland, located in Bohus.

Localities[edit]

Inhabitants figures from 2000.

Sister cities[edit]

Ale has three sister cities:

Politics[edit]

Result of the 2010 election

Moderate Party 28,22%

Centre party 4,97%

Liberal People's Party 6,47%

Christian Democrats 5,78%

Swedish Social Democratic Party 33,00%

Left Party 6,08%

Green Party 5,99%

Sweden Democrats 8,09%

Other Parties 1,40%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 

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