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Kettinge


Kettinge
Town
Kettinge Bylav, the village moot
Coordinates:
CountryDenmark
RegionZealand (Sjælland)
MunicipalityGuldborgsund
Population
 (1. January 2020)
 • Total549
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Kettinge is a village and parish in southeastern Lolland, Denmark.[1] It belongs to Guldborgsund Municipality, in Region Zealand. As of 2020 the village has a population of 549.[2]

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Etymology


The name comes from kat (cat) and the ending inge and means "place with cats". The ending also indicates the place originated in the Iron Age before 600 AD.[3]

History


Kettinge Church still bears traces of a Romanesque nave and chancel, showing it was built around 1200. It is best known for its frescos painted by the Elmelunde Master c. 1500.[4] The present Kettinge Mølle (Kettinge Windmill) dates from 1891, replacing an even older post mill.[5] From 1909 until c. 1960, Kettinge was a railway station on the line from Nysted to Nykøbing. At the beginning of the 20th century, the village flourished with shops, an electric power station, a brickworks and a sawmill.[3]

The village today


Although most of the old businesses have now closed, Kettinge has a day nursery, a sports hall and an open-air swimming pool. "Kettinge Bylav" is the name given to the old tingsted or moot near the windmill, marking the place where the village elders used to meet to take administrative decisions. It has recently been renewed, as has the mill itself.[6]

Surroundings


Kettinge is only 4 km (2.5 mi) from Nysted with its castle, shops and beach. Many prehistoric remains can be seen in Frejlevs Oldtidsskov. Kettinge Grusgrav, an old quarry, has hills, lakes, riding tracks and walking paths and includes Troelshøj, Lolland's highest point.[6]

References


  1. ^ Maps (Map). Google Maps.
  2. ^ BY3: Population 1 January, by urban areas The Mobile Statbank from Statistics Denmark
  3. ^ a b "Historie" [permanent dead link], Kettinge Bylav. (in Danish). Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  4. ^ Kirsten Weber-Andersen, Otto Norn, Aage Roussell, Gertrud Købke Knudsen, "Vegerløse Kirke" , Danmarks kirker: Maribo amt, Volume 8, 1951, Nationalmuseet, pages 1087–1100. (in Danish) Retrieved 14 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Kettinge Mølle" , Den Store Danske. (in Danish) Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Kettinge-Frejlev" Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine, Guldborg Kommune. (in Danish) Retrieved 30 November 2012.









Categories: Cities and towns in Region Zealand | Guldborgsund Municipality | Lolland




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