Jodoigne

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Jodoigne
Municipality of Belgium
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Flag of Jodoigne
Flag
Coat of arms of Jodoigne
Coat of arms
Jodoigne is located in Belgium
Jodoigne
Jodoigne
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°52′E / 50.717°N 4.867°E / 50.717; 4.867Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°52′E / 50.717°N 4.867°E / 50.717; 4.867
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Paul Wahl
 • Governing party/ies UC
Area
 • Total 73.31 km2 (28.31 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 13,428
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Postal codes 1370
Area codes 010
Website www.jodoigne.be

Jodoigne (/ʒɔ'dɔɲ/, Dutch: Geldenaken /'ʝɛldǝnaːkǝ(n)/) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Jodoigne had a total population of 12,440. The total area is 73.31 km² which gives a population density of 170 inhabitants per km².

The present commune includes the nine villages of Piétrain, Saint-Jean-Geest, Saint-Remy-Geest, Zétrud-Lumay, Dongelberg, Mélin, Lathuy, Jodoigne-Souveraine and Jauchelette.

The previous mayor of Jodoigne, Louis Michel, a liberal politician was the Belgian foreign minister from 1999 until 2004 and was the Belgian European commissioner from 2004 until 2009. The actual mayor is Jean-Paul Wahl.

The asteroid 1199 Geldonia was named in its honour (from the Latin form of the name) by Eugène Delporte, who was born here.

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