Westergeest

Westergeest (West Frisian: Westergeast) (Low Saxon: Westergaist) is a village in Noardeast-Fryslân in the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. It has a population of around 621 in January 2017.[1] Before 2019, the village was part of the Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland municipality.

Village in Friesland, Netherlands
Westergeest
Westergeast
Village

The Dutch Reformed church of Westergeest

Flag

Coat of arms

Location in the Kollumerland municipality

Westergeest
Location in the Netherlands
Coordinates:
Country Netherlands
Province Friesland
Municipality Noardeast-Fryslân
Population

 (2017)
  Total 621
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
9295
Telephone area 0511

It is located on a slight hill (geest) left by a glacier about a meter above the surrounding land, with the oldest building being the church, built around 1130. There is a restored windmill north of the village, De Beintemapoldermolen. The village is often nicknamed Foestrum though the origin of this name is unclear. It is popularly said to be derived from the name of a goddess who was worshipped here in a temple before the arrival of Christianity, however there is no proof of this theory.

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  • Landscape (Westergeest)
  1. Inwonertal en info 2017 – Kollumerland

Media related to Westergeest at Wikimedia Commons

Populated places in the municipality of Noardeast-Fryslân
Towns
Villages
Hamlets
  • ‘t Schoor
  • Ald Terp
  • Alwâldmersyl
  • Bartlehiem (partially)
  • Beintemahûs
  • Betterwird
  • Bollingawier
  • Boatebuorren
  • Bornwirdhuizen
  • Brandeburen
  • De Bûnte Hûn
  • De Keegen
  • De Dellen
  • De Kolk
  • de Leegte
  • De Ryp
  • De Schans
  • De Wygeast
  • De Wurden
  • Dykshoarne
  • Dokkumer Nieuwe Zijlen
  • Easterbeintum
  • Ezumazijl
  • Farebuorren
  • Fiifhuzen
  • Fjildbuorren
  • Galilea
  • Groot Medhuizen
  • Halfweg
  • Hallumerhoek
  • Hanenburch
  • Hantumerhoek
  • Hústernoard
  • It Paradyske
  • It Wyldpaed (partially)
  • Jewier
  • Keatlingwier
  • Klein Medhuizen
  • Kletterbuorren
  • Kollumer Aldsyl
  • Krabburen
  • Leechlân
  • Lutkelaard
  • Lutkewier
  • Mûnebuorren
  • Reidswal
  • Scharnehuizen
  • Sibrandahuis
  • Steenharst
  • Steenvak
  • Stiem
  • Teard
  • Ter Lune
  • Tergrêft (partially)
  • Teyebuorren
  • Tibma
  • Tilbuorren
  • Tiltsjebuorren
  • Trijeboerehuzen
  • Vijfhuizen
  • Weardebuorren
  • Westerbuorren
  • Westernijtsjerk
  • Wie
  • Zandbulten
  • Zevenhuizen

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