Borger is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Borger-Odoorn, and lies about 18 km east of Assen. In 2001, the town of Borger had 4724 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.6 km², and contained 2058 residences. The statistical area "Borger", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 5110. Until 1998, Borger was a separate municipality.