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The Reformed Church in Lutjegast
Location of Lutjegast in the municipality Grootegast
Location of the municipality Grootegast in the Netherlands
|Population (2010)[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.
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.
- (Dutch) Aantallen inwoners en woningen per 1-1-2010, Municipality Grootegast, 13 January 2010. Retrieved on 9 January 2012.[not in citation given]
- City Population statistics, retrieved September 26, 2016
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