Ølen is a former municipality in the county of
It was created on
1 July 1916by a split from Fjelberg. Before January 1, 2002, Ølen belonged to the county of Hordaland.
Ølen was incorporated into
Vindafjordon January 1, 2006, decided by a referendum of February 17 2003. Before the merger it had a population of 3,426. The coat of arms of the new Vindafjord municipality bears the design of Ølen and the colors of Vindafjord.
*cite paper | author=Dag Jukvam / Statistics Norway | title=Historisk oversikt over endringer i kommune- og fylkesinndelingen | date=1999 | url=http://www.ssb.no/emner/00/90/rapp_9913/rapp_9913.pdfl no icon
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