Lutjegast

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Lutjegast
Village
The Reformed Church in Lutjegast
The Reformed Church in Lutjegast
Location of Lutjegast in the municipality Grootegast
Location of Lutjegast in the municipality Grootegast
Location of the municipality Grootegast in the Netherlands
Location of the municipality Grootegast in the Netherlands
Coordinates: 53°14′0″N 6°15′28″E / 53.23333°N 6.25778°E / 53.23333; 6.25778Coordinates: 53°14′0″N 6°15′28″E / 53.23333°N 6.25778°E / 53.23333; 6.25778
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality Grootegast
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 1,016 people
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lutjegast (Dutch: [ˈlʏtjəˌɣɑst]) is a village in the Westerkwartier area of Groningen in the Netherlands. It is administered as part of the municipality Grootegast.

The name Lutjegast originates from Gronings, a dialect of Low German, in which lutje means small or little and a ga(a)st is a higher, sandy ridge in an otherwise swampy area.

Lutjegast was the birthplace of the explorer Abel Tasman. Although the house of his birth no longer exists, he is memorialised with a monument, plaque and street name.

Until 1829 a manor named "Rikkerdaborg" stood in Lutjegast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Aantallen inwoners en woningen per 1-1-2010, Municipality Grootegast, 13 January 2010. Retrieved on 9 January 2012.

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