Ale is a municipality (in Swedish kommun ) in the Swedish province of Västra Götaland County and the historic province of Västergötland. The main town of the municipality is Nödinge - Nol.
Ale is bordered to the south by Gothenburg and is expected to Greater Gothenburg. With the community that älv is located on the eastern shore of Göta, leads the European Route 45 and the railroad main line Gothenburg - Trollhättan - Oslo / Karlstad.
Due to its location on the Göta älv, which is an important waterway, and access to water and energy early industrial enterprises have settled in the community. In the second half of the 19th century, a spinning mill in Alafors and founded a glass factory in Surte, which was the largest producer of glass bottles in Sweden. Both are now closed. In the 20th century emerged AB P. A. Carl Mark in Älvängen, Sweden's largest rope-making, Tudor AB in Nol, a battery manufacturer, and EKA Chemicals AB, Bohus. In recent years, many smaller companies have settled in the village of Ale.
Capital is Nödinge - Nol, more cities are Alvhem, Älvängen, Alafors, Skepplanda, Surte (using the fact risen Bohus ) and other small places.