Place:Sint-Lievens-Houtem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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NameSint-Lievens-Houtem
Alt namesHoutem-Saint-Liévinsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeMunicipality
Located inOost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sint-Lievens-Houtem (French Hautem-Saint-Liévin, not officially recognized) is a Dutch-speaking municipality of Belgium. It is located in the Denderstreek and at the edge of the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the province of East Flanders (Flemish Region). Sint-Lievens-Houtem is crossed by the Molenbeek in Vlierzele, Zonnegem and Letterhoutem.

It is named after Saint Livinus (Sint Lieven in Dutch), a Christian saint believed to have been buried there.

The town comprises the former municipalities of Bavegem, Letterhoutem, Sint-Lievens-Houtem proper, Vlierzele, and Zonnegem, and the hamlets of Espenhoek, Cotthem, and Hoogveld, formerly parts of Oombergen.

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