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Zoutleeuw
"Municipality
""Zoutleeuw aerial view.jpg
""Flag of Zoutleeuw
Flag
""Coat of arms of Zoutleeuw
Coat of arms
""Zoutleeuw is located in Belgium
Zoutleeuw
Zoutleeuw
Location in Belgium
Location of Zoutleeuw in Flemish Brabant
""ZoutleeuwLocatie.png
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
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 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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