Zutendaal

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Zutendaal
Municipality
Flag of Zutendaal
Flag
Coat of arms of Zutendaal
Coat of arms
Zutendaal is located in Belgium
Zutendaal
Zutendaal
Location in Belgium
Location of Zutendaal in Limburg
Zutendaal Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°34′E / 50.933°N 5.567°E / 50.933; 5.567Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°34′E / 50.933°N 5.567°E / 50.933; 5.567
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
Government
 • Mayor Ann Schrijvers (Nieuw ZVP)[1]
 • Governing party/ies Nieuw ZVP, Samen Zutendaal
Area
 • Total 32.07 km2 (12.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[2]
 • Total 7,270
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Postal codes 3690
Area codes 089
Website www.zutendaal.be

Zutendaal, in English sometimes also referred to as Sweet Valley, is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On 1 January 2017 Zutendaal had a total population of 7,269. The total area is 32.07 km², giving a population density of 227 inhabitants per km². [3]

In addition to Zutendaal itself, the municipality includes the following population centres: Gewaai, Papendaal, Besmer, Broek, Stalken, Roelen, Daal, and Wiemesmeer.

Etymology

The first written mention of Zutendaal was in 1292 under the name of Suerbroeck, indicating that the land around the village was acidic and swampy. From 1345 the name changed to Zuetendael which literally translates to "Sweet Valley". Indicating there were a lot of freshwater sources around the village. [4]

Demographic evolution

  • Bronnen:NIS, Opm:1806 tot en met 1981=volkstellingen; 1990 en later= inwonertal op 1 januari

References

  1. ^ samenstelling college van burgemeester en schepenen
  2. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  3. ^ "Zutendaal | Vlaanderen.be". vlaanderen.be.
  4. ^ "Dialect en namen". users.telenet.be. Retrieved 2017-09-29.

External links

  • Media related to Zutendaal at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website - Available only in Dutch


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