Littenseradiel is a municipality in the northern Netherlands.
Baaium, Baard, Bears, Boazum, Britswert, Easterein, Easterlittens, Easterwierrum, Hidaard, Hilaard, Hinnaard, Hķns, Iens, Itens, Jellum, Jorwert, KŻbaard, Leons, Lytsewierrum, Mantgum, ReahŻs, Rien, Spannum, Waaksens, Weidum, Winsum, Wiuwert, Wjelsryp, Wommels.
Jorwert (also known as Jorwerd) is a village with a population of 360. The nickname for inhabitants of Jorwert is "Dweilstikken", meaning poor people who are dependent on rich ones. The village is built around a central "terp", a man-made mound between 4 and 8 feet tall built to provide relief from the high tides of the sea before dykes were constructed around the 10th century.
The centre of the village is the "Redbad church", which dates back to the 12th century. The church tower collapsed in 1951, but has since been rebuilt; the action to raise funds for the restoration included an open air play (http://www.iepenloftspuljorwert.nl/), which is still held every summer in the garden of the local notary.
Dutch writer Geert Mak used Jorwert as the hook for his book Jorwerd: The Death of the Village in late 20th Century Europe (ISBN 1860468039) - though the Dutch title Hoe God verdween uit Jorwerd translates as How God disappeared from Jorwerd. Mak describes the changes that have affected the village over the last century, and writes eloquently about the people and their experiences.
- Official Website (http://www.littenseradiel.nl)