Alesund is a town and municipality in More og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmore, and the center of the Alesund Region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. The Alesund municipality has a population of 43.000.
The city has a pronounced maritime climate with mild and windy winters; the coldest month of the year, January, has a mean temperature of 1.3 °C (34.3 °F). The lowest temperature ever recorded at Ålesund Airport, Vigra is a mere ?11 °C