Place:Zoutleeuw, Brabant, Belgium

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NameZoutleeuw
Alt namesLéausource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.833333°N 5.1°E
Located inBrabant, Belgium
Also located inVlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen, Belgium    
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Zoutleeuw 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.

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