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][not in citation given]
 • Total 1,016 people
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lutjegast (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɵcəˌɣɑst]) is a village in the Westerkwartier area of Groningen in the Netherlands. It is administered as part of the municipality Grootegast. It had a population of 470 in the last census held in 2001, and as of 2011 has a population estimate of 525.[2]

The name Lutjegast originates from Gronings 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.

Lutjegast is also the hometown of Arjen Lubach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Dutch) Aantallen inwoners en woningen per 1-1-2010, Municipality Grootegast, 13 January 2010. Retrieved on 9 January 2012.[not in citation given]
  2. ^ City Population statistics, retrieved September 26, 2016

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