Jodoigne

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Jodoigne
Geldenaken  (Dutch)
Municipality
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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
The municipality of Jodoigne in Walloon Brabant
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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 2017)[1]
 • Total 14,005
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Postal codes 1370
Area codes 010
Website www.jodoigne.be

Jodoigne (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔdɔɲ],[2] Dutch: Geldenaken [ˈɣɛldəˌnaːkə(n)]) is a Walloon city and 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 municipality includes the villages of Piétrain, Saint-Jean-Geest, Saint-Remy-Geest, Sainte-Marie-Geest, Zétrud-Lumay, Dongelberg, Mélin, Lathuy, Jodoigne-Souveraine and Jauchelette.

In the 1568 Battle of Jodoigne, one of the early battles of the Eighty Years' War, the Spanish Duke of Alba defeated a Dutch rebel force under William the Silent.

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 current mayor is Jean-Paul Wahl.

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

Château Pastur, a former residence of Henry I of Brabant, now the hôtel de ville of Jodoigne

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ As if it were spelled Jodogne; ʒɔdwaɲ is considered erroneous.

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