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The Reformed Church in Lutjegast
Location of Lutjegast in the municipality Grootegast
Location of the municipality Grootegast in the Netherlands
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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 around 1,125 in January 2017.
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.
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