Place:Jodoigne, Brabant, Belgium

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NameJodoigne
Alt namesGeldenakensource: Wikipedia
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.717°N 4.867°E
Located inBrabant, Belgium
Also located inBrabant Wallon, Wallonne, Belgium    
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Jodoigne (/ʒɔ'dɔɲ/, /'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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