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Nödinge Church
Nödinge-Nol is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 57°54′N 12°04′E / 57.900°N 12.067°E / 57.900; 12.067Coordinates: 57°54′N 12°04′E / 57.900°N 12.067°E / 57.900; 12.067
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Ale Municipality
 • Total 5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 9,822
 • Density 1,641/km2 (4,250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Nödinge-Nol is a locality and the seat of Ale Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 9,822 inhabitants in 2010.[1]


The town Nödinge-Nol was once three communities: Alafors, Nol and Nödinge. They have grown together into one locality. It is situated approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Gothenburg next to the euro highway E45, east of the river Göta Älv. Nödinge community was originally called Kyrkby and has been the site of a church since medieval times. The current church was built in 1727 and has excellent murals.

The downtown area is dominated by apartment complexes and is surrounded by extensive countryside intermixed with villas. Downtown is Ale Torg, a shopping center with a diverse selection of stores, and Ale Gymnasium, the communities' only high school. There is also a junior high school, middle school, emergency room, library, a sports arena, a nine hole golf course and a small boat harbor. The main public transport is Gothenburg commuter rail, which has two stations here, Nödinge and Nol.

The surrounding countryside includes very steep hills with the nature area Vättlefjäll in the south east and the Göta Älv ridge to the east. Inside the town itself there are a large number of steep hills intermixed with flat valleys that today is fertile farmland, but which once was the sea bottom. The hills used to be islets of the old archipelago.

Ale is known for its brewery, Ahlafors Bryggerier.

Nödinge in Ale was founded when a king called Inge, in fleeing from his enemies, swam with his horse over to Göta Älv. In gratitude, Inge founded Kirkby (kyrkby = church village) and when it started to form a town it changed its name to Nödinge (nödinge = need Inge, Inge was in need of help).


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.