Uitvlugt (pronounced "owt-flut") is a village in the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region of Guyana situated on the coastal public road on the west bank of the Demerara River. It lies immediately to the west of Stewartville and to the south of Zeeburg, and is about 20 minutes by road from Vreed-en-Hoop.
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The name is Dutch and translates to excuse/pretext, however in this case, it was the surname of Ignatius Uitvlugt who owned an enormous sugar plantation. The plantation continued as a sugar estate, and merged with the neighbouring Leonora estate in 1981. In 1871, the village became known for the sugar factory which is nowadays owned by GuySuCo. The sugar factory supplied its sugar via a pipeline to the nearby rum distillery. The rum distillery closed in 1999.