Coordinates: 62°50′37″N 11°19′12″E / 62.8436°N 11.3200°E / 62.8436; 11.3200
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Renbygda is located in Trøndelag
Location in Trøndelag
Renbygda is located in Norway
Renbygda (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°50′37″N 11°19′12″E / 62.8436°N 11.3200°E / 62.8436; 11.3200
RegionCentral Norway
 • Total0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation471 m (1,545 ft)
 • Total609
 • Density771/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7380 Ålen

Renbygda is the administrative centre of the municipality of Holtålen in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located along the Gaula River and the Rørosbanen railway line, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the town of Røros and about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of the city of Trondheim. The lake Riasten lies about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the east.[3] The western part of the village area, near the Ålen Church, is also known simply as Ålen.

The 0.79-square-kilometre (200-acre) village has a population (2018) of 609 and a population density of 771 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,000/sq mi).[1]


On 15 August 2011, the village area experienced a big flood. This was the largest flood since 1940. The village centre as well as the nearby village of Aunegrenda were both affected. The flood arrived during the night and consequently some people woke up trapped in their homes. A rescue helicopter was used to aid people to safety. No one was able to anticipate the flood, which was a result of constant, nightly downpour and it is estimated that between 50 and 80 millimetres (2.0 and 3.1 in) of rain fell that night. There was a lot of damage on homes, cars, roads, and public buildings, plus the majority of stores in the village centre were exposed with massive amounts of water often reaching about 1 metre (3 ft 3 in) or higher on the walls. The river flowed over all the bridges, and made it impossible to cross with any vehicle. Additionally, the only suspension bridge in the area was twisted, deemed impassable and later rebuilt. Moreover, the municipality had invested a large sum of money in a new football court (which was only two days from opening) which was ruined by the river. In the wake of the flood, the area received money from the Norwegian government in aid to help rebuild the village area.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Renbygda, Holtålen (Sør-Trøndelag)". Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  3. ^ Haugen, Morten, ed. (2009-02-14). "Ålen – tettbebyggelse". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  4. ^ Finnanger Snøfugl, Elling (2011-08-16). "Ble evakuert fra oversvømt sentrum". NRK Trøndelag (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-01-16.