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Zoutkamp in 2011
Zoutkamp in 2011
Zoutkamp is located in Groningen (province)
Location of Zoutkamp in the province of Groningen
Coordinates: 53°20′15″N 6°18′11″E / 53.33750°N 6.30306°E / 53.33750; 6.30306
Country Netherlands
Province Groningen
Municipality De Marne
Population 1,215 [1]

Zoutkamp is a village in the community De Marne which is part of the province Groningen in the Netherlands. Zoutkamp was primarily mentioned in documents in 1418 as Soltcampum.[2] Its first inhabitants might have been soldiers. Its name refers to salt and field, which probably means that it was a place for salt production.[3]

Until 2008 it was the site of a ground station of the Dutch Nationale SIGINT Organisatie (National Signals Intelligence Service), which intercepted satellite communications much like the U.S. National Security Agency.

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  1. ^ Inhabitants (2016); zoutkamp.net
  2. ^ Eldest document of 1418 where Soltcampum is mentioned; zoutkamp.net
  3. ^ Geschiedenis; zoutkamp.net

Coordinates: 53°20′N 6°18′E / 53.333°N 6.300°E / 53.333; 6.300