Havelte is a village in the Dutch province of Drenthe. It is a part of the municipality of Westerveld, and lies about 17 km west of Hoogeveen. In 2001, the village of Havelte had 2770 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 1.1 km², and contained 1207 residences. The statistical area "Havelte", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 3630.