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Trip Planner Europe  /  Norway  /  Eastern Norway  /  Buskerud  /  Al Municipality  /  Al
Ål is a municipality in Buskerud county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Hallingdal. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ål.The parish of Aal was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The area of Hol was separated from the municipality of Aal in 1877 to become a separate municipality.Geography80% of Ål municipality is at least 900 meters above sea level. The highest point is Raudbergnuten at 1819m. Reineskarvet, the significant mountain of Ål has a summit of 1791m. In the winter, Ål has over 400 km of prepped cross country ski trails.Ål borders the municipalities of Hol, Gol, Hemsedal, Nes, Nore og Uvdal, and Lærdal.Bergensbanen, the rail line between Oslo and Bergen runs through Ål. Ål Station has an elevation of 436m and is the halfway station on Bergensbanen.Hallingdalselva runs in the bottom of the main valley, forming Strandafjorden, a long, narrow lake for several kilometers. Ål has several hydroelectric dam. Hallingdalselva runs partly in tunnel from here to Nes municipality, where it drives a large turbine power plant.
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