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View of Roald (in the background)
View of Roald (in the background)
Roald is located in Møre og Romsdal
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Roald is located in Norway
Roald (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°34′57″N 6°07′29″E / 62.5824°N 6.1247°E / 62.5824; 6.1247Coordinates: 62°34′57″N 6°07′29″E / 62.5824°N 6.1247°E / 62.5824; 6.1247
RegionWestern Norway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityGiske Municipality
 • Total0.74 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation4 m (13 ft)
 • Total943
 • Density1,274/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6040 Vigra

Roald is 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 located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city centre of Ålesund. It's connected to the mainland via two undersea tunnels which opened in 1987 (and was extensively upgraded in 2008). Ålesund Airport, Vigra is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Roald. Vigra Church is also located a short distance south of Roald.

The 0.74-square-kilometre (180-acre) village has a population (2018) of 943 and a population density of 1,274 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,300/sq mi).[1]

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


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Roald, Giske (Møre og Romsdal)". Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  3. ^ Jukvam, Dag (1999). "Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistisk sentralbyrå.