The statistical area "De Punt", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 240.
De Punt was the site for the 1977 Dutch train hostage crisis.
In 2008, De Punt reached national news headlines as the site of a fire in a shipyard, where three firemen, aged 29 (Raymond Patrick Soyer), 38 (Egbert Ubels) and 48 (Anne Kregel), died. They are commemorated by the asteroid 12156 Ubels.
- Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Statline: Kerncijfers wijken en buurten 2003-2005. As of 1 January 2005.
- Sitalsing, K. "Brandweer Drents dorp rouwt om drie doden" de Volkskrant, 10 Mei 2008, p. 1
- JPL Small-Body Database Browser naming citation
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