Alesund is a town and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Sunnmøre, and the center of the Ålesund Region. It is a sea port, and is noted for its unique concentration of Art Nouveau architecture.
Alesund town is the administrative centre of the municipality as well as the principal shipping town of the Sunnmøre district. Alesund municipality has a population of 42,982 as of 2010, while the greater Alesund area has a population of 46,471. The port of Alesund was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 and it received town rights in 1848. On 1 January 1875, part of Borgund (population: 902) was transferred to the town of Alesund. In 1922, another part of Borgund (population: 1,148) was transferred to the town of Alesund.