Holtålen is a municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Gauldalen region; the administrative centre of the municipality is located in the Ålen area of the village of Renbygda. Other villages in the municipality include Hessdalen and Haltdalen; the 1,210-square-kilometre municipality is the 82nd largest by area out of the 422 municipalities in Norway. Holtålen is the 326th most populous municipality in Norway with a population of 2,023; the municipality's population density is 1.7 inhabitants per square kilometre and its population has decreased by 2% over the last decade. The municipality of Holtaalen was established on 1 January 1838. In 1841, the western part of the municipality was separated to become the municipality of Singsaas; this left Holtaalen with 1,885 residents. In 1855, the southeastern part of Holtaalen was separated to become the municipality of Aalen, leaving Holtaalen with 809 residents; the spelling of the name was changed to Holtålen in 1921. In 1937, the name was changed from Holtålen to Haltdalen.

On 1 January 1972, the municipality of Haltdalen was merged with the neighboring municipality of Ålen to form the new municipality of Holtålen. Prior to the merger, Haltdalen had 778 residents. On 21 April 1989, a small unpopulated part of the neighboring municipality o fRøros was transferred to Holtålen. On 1 January 2018, the municipality switched from the old Sør-Trøndelag county to the new Trøndelag county; the Old Norse forms of the name was Holtáll. The first element is the old name of the local river Holda; the last element was dalr which means "valley" or "dale", but this name was replaced by the word áll which means "ditch" or "gully". The spelling was Holtaalen, in the 20th century the spelling was changed to the current Holtålen; the coat of arms was granted in 1988. The arms show a willow ptarmigan in silver or white on a red background; this common local bird was chosen to reflect the importance of hunting in the municipality. The Church of Norway has three parishes within the municipality of Holtålen.

It is part of the Gauldal prosti in the Diocese of Nidaros. The Gauldalen valley with the river Gaula originates from the mountainous area near the mining town of Røros, about 35 kilometres south of Renbygda, listed as a World Heritage Site. At the village of Renbygda the deep Gauldalen valley disappears into the mountains, not far from the lake Riasten; the western part of Holtålen is where the Forollhogna National Park is located with the mountain Forollhogna on the border with Midtre Gauldal municipality. The lake Øyungen lies just outside the park; the Kjøli and Killingdal copper mines are located in the southeastern part of Holtålen. The last mine in production was Killingdal until it closed down in 1986. Hessdalen is a mountain valley joining the Gauldal valley close to the village of Renbygda. Around 1983, Hessdalen became famous for the Hessdalen lights; because of this the Hessdalen AMS station was founded in the valley. The Rørosbanen railway line runs through the municipality, stopping at the Ålen Station and Haltdalen Station.

All municipalities in Norway, including Holtålen, are responsible for primary education, outpatient health services, senior citizen services and other social services, economic development, municipal roads. The municipality is governed by a municipal council of elected representatives, which in turn elect a mayor; the municipality falls under the Frostating Court of Appeal. The municipal council of Holtålen is made up of 15 representatives that are elected to four year terms; the party breakdown of the council is as follows: Trøndelag travel guide from Wikivoyage Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway

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