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""Zoutleeuw aerial view.jpg
""Flag of Zoutleeuw
""Coat of arms of Zoutleeuw
Coat of arms
""Zoutleeuw is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Zoutleeuw in Flemish Brabant
Coordinates: 50°50′N 05°06′E / 50.833°N 5.100°E / 50.833; 5.100"Coordinates: 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
 • Mayor Rik Dehairs (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies "CD&V, "sp.a
 • Total 46.73 km2 (18.04 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 8,446
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
"Postal codes 3440
"Area codes 011
Website www.zoutleeuw.be

Zoutleeuw (Dutch pronunciation: "[ˌzʌu̯tˈleːu], "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.

Other centres[edit]

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


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