I have the following in my canvas:

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I have rotated it to fit in my layout:

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I have attempted several methods, e.g. Is there a way to interactively rotate labels in QGIS using any of the edit tools?, Rotating Text -90 in QGIS Composer and here.

I'm using QGIS 3.18.3-Zürich

  • How are your label position defined ? do you set a label rotation ? the default for label is to stay horizontal regardless of canvas rotation
    – J.R
    Mar 31, 2022 at 11:50

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Atleast with simple labels, you can go to the layer properties > labels > formatting > text orientation and select "Rotation-based". enter image description here

It appears you can do this too in formatting when creating a rule in rule-based labeling.

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