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|Municipality of Belgium|
|• Mayor||Rik Dehairs (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, sp.a|
|• Total||46.73 km2 (18.04 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||180/km2 (460/sq mi)|
Zoutleeuw (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌz̪ɔ̞u̯t̪ˈl̪eːʏ̯], French: Léau) is a municipality and city in the Hageland, in the extreme east of the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 7,947 inhabitants. The total area is 46.73 km², giving a population density of 170 inhabitants per km².
The name Leeuw means "hill", to which Zout ("salt") was added from the 16th century in recognition of the town's right to levy a salt tax.
As well as Zoutleeuw proper, the municipality also comprises the villages of
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)