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Mæla is a village in the municipality of Rana in Nordland county, Norway. It is located at the eastern end of the Sjona fjord, about north of the village of Utskarpen and Myklebustad.

The district surrounding the inner part of the Sjona fjord originally belonged to the municipality of Nesna. On 1 January 1964 this district (population: 543) was merged with the town of Mo i Rana, the municipality of Nord-Rana, and the northern part of Sør-Rana to create the new municipality of Rana.