Gadegast

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Gadegast
Ortsteil of Zahna-Elster
Coat of arms of Gadegast
Coat of arms
Location of Gadegast
Gadegast is located in Germany
Gadegast
Gadegast
Gadegast is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Gadegast
Gadegast
Coordinates: 51°53′N 12°54′E / 51.883°N 12.900°E / 51.883; 12.900Coordinates: 51°53′N 12°54′E / 51.883°N 12.900°E / 51.883; 12.900
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
TownZahna-Elster
Area
 • Total11.15 km2 (4.31 sq mi)
Elevation
77 m (253 ft)
Population
(2009-12-31)
 • Total196
 • Density18/km2 (46/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06918
Dialling codes035387
Vehicle registrationWB

Gadegast is a village and a former municipality in Wittenberg district in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Zahna-Elster. The municipality belonged to the administrative municipality (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Elbaue-Fläming.

Geography[edit]

Gadegast lies about 17 km east of Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

History[edit]

Gadegast had its first documentary mention in 1385. In 1508, the name was written Gathegast, and in 1550 Gategast. The community lay until 1815 in the Saxon Amt of Seyda, whereafter it became Prussian.

In 1550, 32 men who owned property lived in the community, among them 18 gardeners who were directly under the Amt's authority. The village had its own court seat and judge. Moreover, it had its own parish church.

Also at that time, Gadegast bordered on the villages of Schadewalde, Mellnitz, Zallmsdorf and Seyda.

Economy and transportation[edit]

Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 187 between Jessen and Wittenberg lies 11 km to the south of the community.

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