Zutendaal

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Zutendaal
Municipality
Flag of Zutendaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Zutendaal
Coat of arms
Zutendaal is located in Belgium
Zutendaal
Zutendaal
Location in Belgium
Location of Zutendaal in Limburg
Zutendaal Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°34′E / 50.933°N 5.567°E / 50.933; 5.567Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°34′E / 50.933°N 5.567°E / 50.933; 5.567
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorAnn Schrijvers (Nieuw ZVP)[1]
 • Governing party/iesNieuw ZVP, Samen Zutendaal
Area
 • Total32.07 km2 (12.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[2]
 • Total7,270
 • Density230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Postal codes3690
Area codes089
Websitewww.zutendaal.be

Zutendaal, in English sometimes also referred to as Sweet Valley, is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On 1 January 2017 Zutendaal had a total population of 7,269. The total area is 32.07 km², giving a population density of 227 inhabitants per km². [3]

In addition to Zutendaal itself, the municipality includes the following population centres: Gewaai, Papendaal, Besmer, Broek, Stalken, Roelen, Daal, and Wiemesmeer.

Etymology

The first written mention of Zutendaal was in 1292 under the name of Suerbroeck, indicating that the land around the village was acidic and swampy. From 1345 the name changed to Zuetendael which literally translates to "Sweet Valley". Indicating there were a lot of freshwater sources around the village. [4]

Demographic evolution

  • Bronnen:NIS, Opm:1806 tot en met 1981=volkstellingen; 1990 en later= inwonertal op 1 januari

References

  1. ^ samenstelling college van burgemeester en schepenen
  2. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  3. ^ "Zutendaal | Vlaanderen.be". vlaanderen.be.
  4. ^ "Dialect en namen". users.telenet.be. Retrieved 2017-09-29.

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