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Westerbork is a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Midden-Drenthe. The village gives its name to the Westerbork deportation and later, concentration camp, located about 7 km north of the village, in the forests of Hooghalen. The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT) array was installed near the site of the camp in 1969. Westerbork was a separate municipality until 1998, when it became part of Middenveld. In 2001, the town of Westerbork had 4075 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 1.8 km², and contained 1794 residences. The statistical area "Westerbork", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 4710.


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