Zutendaal

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]

Zutendaal

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Zutendaal
Location in Belgium
Location of Zutendaal in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°34′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
  MayorAnn Schrijvers (Nieuw ZVP)[1]
  Governing party/iesNieuw ZVP, Samen Zutendaal
Area
  Total32.07 km2 (12.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
  Total7,234
  Density230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Postal codes
3690
Area codes089
Websitewww.zutendaal.be

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

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