Zoutleeuw

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Zoutleeuw
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Zoutleeuw
Flag
Coat of arms of Zoutleeuw
Coat of arms
Zoutleeuw is located in Belgium
Zoutleeuw
Zoutleeuw
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°50′N 05°06′E / 50.833°N 5.100°E / 50.833; 5.100Coordinates: 50°50′N 05°06′E / 50.833°N 5.100°E / 50.833; 5.100
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Rik Dehairs (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 46.73 km2 (18.04 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 8,252
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Postal codes 3440
Area codes 011
Website www.zoutleeuw.be

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.

St Leonard's Church in Zoutleeuw

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As well as Zoutleeuw proper, the municipality also comprises the villages of

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