|• Total||718 km2 (277 sq mi)|
|Created from||Holtaalen in 1855|
|Merged into||Holtålen in 1972|
|Elevation||380 m (1,250 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7380 Ålen|
Ålen is a village and a former municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is the administrative centre of the municipality of Holtålen. The former municipality encompassed the southeastern half of the present-day municipality of Holtålen.
The village of Ålen is located along the Gaula River and the Rørosbanen railway line. It is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southeast of the village of Haltdalen. The village is just northwest of the village of Renbygda. On the east side of the village is Ålen Church.
The municipality of Ålen was established in 1855 when it was split from the municipality of Holtaalen. Initially, Ålen had a population of 1,487. An uninhabited part of Ålen was moved to Røros in 1875. The remaining part of Holtålen changed its name to Haltdalen in 1937. On 1 January 1972, Ålen was merged with Haltdalen to re-form the old municipality of Holtålen. Prior to the merger Ålen municipality had a population of 1,944. On 21 April 1989, a small unpopulated part of Røros was transferred to Holtålen.
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