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KAMBJA is a small borough (Estonian : alevik) in Tartu County , Estonia
Estonia
. It is the administrative centre of Kambja Parish
Kambja Parish
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Kambja
Kambja
Church * 2 Gallery * 3 See also * 4 External links

KAMBJA CHURCH

Kambja
Kambja
Church burned down several times, but was always rebuilt. The first mention of Kambja
Kambja
and the church at its present location dates to as early as 1330. After the first fire in 1558, it took 84 years to rebuild the church. Again was it destroyed in 1704 during the Great Northern War . Renovation were finished in 1721 and those walls are the basis for the present building. In 1874 an extension was built; there were ten thousand members in the parish around that time. In 1937 a new northern tower with staircases was built.

During World War II
World War II
, on August 19, 1944, the church was bombed by the invading Russian troops. The new Soviet regime did not allow the church to be rebuilt and the congregation was