Høvåg in Lillesand
|• Total||77 km2 (30 sq mi)|
|Created from||Vestre Moland in 1865|
|Merged with||Lillesand in 1962|
Old coastal settlements in the Høvåg district include Ulvøysund, Gamle Hellesund, Skottevig, Kjøbmannsvig and Ågerøy. The village of Høvåg is located midway between Lillesand and Kristiansand and has a population of 200.
The municipality of Høvaag was created in 1865 when the municipality of Vestre Moland was split into Høvåg (population: 2,069) and Vestre Moland (population: 2,167). On 1 January 1962, the municipalities of Høvåg (population: 1,330), Vestre Moland, and Lillesand, along with the Gitmark farm area of Eide were merged to form an enlarged Lillesand municipality.
Høvåg Church (Høvåg kirke) is located in Høvåg parish in Vest-Nedenes deanery. It is constructed of brick and was built ca. 1100 - 1150. The church uses a cruciform floor plan and has 400 seats. Nave is shaped like a T with the altar in the center. In 1723, the congregation started a project to expand, maintain and refurbish the church. The west wing was joined in 1768, the north wing, which is the current main entrance was built in 1828. The tower came in 1831. 
The altarpiece is a triptych representing faith, hope and love. It is from about 1620 and was completed by an unknown artist. The pulpit is from about 1660. Around 1900 the altarpiece was painted white, but in 1935 it was restored to the present form. The pictures on the pulpit is of the four evangelists.
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