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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.

Zoutleeuw
Municipality
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Flag of Zoutleeuw
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Zoutleeuw is located in Belgium
Zoutleeuw
Zoutleeuw
Location in Belgium
Location of Zoutleeuw in Flemish Brabant
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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 2017)[1]
 • Total 8,446
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Postal codes 3440
Area codes 011
Website www.zoutleeuw.be

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.

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

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