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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.
|• Mayor||Boudewijn Herbots (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||46.73 km2 (18.04 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
The name Leeuw means "lion", to which Zout ("salt") was added from the 16th century in recognition of the town's right to levy a salt tax.
As well as Zoutleeuw proper, the municipality also comprises the villages of:
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- Media related to Zoutleeuw at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Dutch)
- Archaeology in Zoutleeuw
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