Former municipality
Himangan kunta
Himango kommun
The Apostolic Lutheran Church of Himanka
The Apostolic Lutheran Church of Himanka
Coat of arms of Himanka
Location of Himanka in Finland
Location of Himanka in Finland
Coordinates: 64°03.5′N 023°39′E / 64.0583°N 23.650°E / 64.0583; 23.650
RegionCentral Ostrobothnia
Sub-regionKokkola sub-region
 • Municipal managerErkki Hirsimäki
 • Total649.84 km2 (250.90 sq mi)
 • Land254.63 km2 (98.31 sq mi)
 • Water395.21 km2 (152.59 sq mi)
 • Total3,023
 • Density4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Himanka (Swedish: Himango) is a former municipality of Finland. Himanka was consolidated with the neighboring town of Kalajoki on January 1, 2010.[3]

The main cemetery of Himanka

It is located in the Central Ostrobothnia region. The municipality had a population of 3,123 (31 December 2009)[2] and covered an area of 649.84 square kilometres (250.90 sq mi) of which 395.21 km2 (152.59 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density was 11.87 inhabitants per square kilometre (30.7/sq mi).

The municipality is unilingually Finnish. The villages of Ainali, Himankakylä, Pahkala, Pernu, Pöntiö, Rautila, Saarenpää, Tomujoki, Torvenkylä, and Hillilä all belonged to the municipality.

The main products of the area include farm products and fox and mink furs. There is also some wood and plastics product design and manufacturing.

The oldest part of the central Himanka is called Raumankari. At the heart of Himanka is the river Lestijoki which empties into the Gulf of Bothnia.


  1. ^ a b "Area by municipality as of 1 January 2009" (PDF) (in Finnish and Swedish). Land Survey of Finland. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 20 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Population by municipality as of 31 December 2009". Population Information System (in Finnish and Swedish). Population Register Center of Finland. Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
  3. ^ Uusitalo, Heikki (29 April 2008). "Kalajoki ja Himanka virallistivat liittonsa". Kaleva.plus (in Finnish). Kaleva Kustannus Oy. STT. Retrieved 13 March 2009.[permanent dead link]

Further reading

Media related to Himanka at Wikimedia Commons