Himanka church is designed by church master Jacob Rijf and it was completed in 1794. The present appearance of this wooden cruciform church dates from the restoration made in 1897. The altarpiece was painted by Johan Gustav Hedman in 1845.

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Founded: 1794
Category: Religious sites in Finland
Historical period: The Age of Enlightenment (Finland)

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Perinteinen suomalainen puukirkko. Täälläkin on purjelaiva katosta riippumassa. Himangan kappeliseurakunta kuuluu Kalajoen seurakuntaan.
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