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View of Roald (in the background)
View of Roald (in the background)
Roald is located in Møre og Romsdal
Roald is located in Norway
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°34′56″N 06°07′22″E / 62.58222°N 6.12278°E / 62.58222; 6.12278Coordinates: 62°34′56″N 06°07′22″E / 62.58222°N 6.12278°E / 62.58222; 6.12278
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Municipality Giske Municipality
 • Total 0.68 km2 (0.26 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 808
 • Density 1,188/km2 (3,080/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6040 Vigra

Roaldis a village in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village is located on the northern part of the island Vigra. Roald is about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city centre of Ålesund, connected via two undersea tunnels which opened in 1987 (and will be going through extensive upgrades starting in 2008). Ålesund Airport, Vigra is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Roald. Vigra Church is located a short distance south of Roald.

The 0.68-square-kilometre (170-acre) village of Roald has a population (2013) of 808, giving the village a population density of 1,188 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,080/sq mi).[1]

The village of Roald was the administrative centre of the old Roald Municipality that existed from 1890 until 1964. The former municipality was later renamed Vigra Municipality. Since 1964, it has been a part of Giske Municipality.[3]