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|• Mayor||Boudewijn Herbots (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||46.85 km2 (18.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
Zoutleeuw (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌzʌu̯tˈleːu] ⓘ; French: Léau [leo]) is a municipality and city in the Hageland, in the extreme east of the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. On 1 January 2018 the municipality had 8,498 inhabitants. The total area is 46.73 km2, giving a population density of 182 inhabitants per km2.
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 ancienne communes of:
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- Official website (in Dutch)
- Archaeology in Zoutleeuw