Jodoigne (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔdɔɲ],[2] Dutch: Geldenaken [ˈɣɛldəˌnaːkə(n)]; Walloon: Djodogne) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the province of Walloon Brabant, Belgium.

Jodoigne
Djodogne  (Walloon)
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Flag of Jodoigne
Coat of arms of Jodoigne
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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
Region Wallonia
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
ArrondissementNivelles
Government
 • MayorJean-Paul Wahl
 • Governing party/iesUC
Area
 • Total73.31 km2 (28.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total14,079
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Postal codes
1370
Area codes010
Websitewww.jodoigne.be

On January 1, 2006, Jodoigne had a total population of 12,440. The total area is 73.31 km2 (28.31 sq mi) which gives a population density of 170 inhabitants per square kilometre (440/sq mi).

The municipality consists of the following districts: Dongelberg, Jauchelette, Jodoigne, Jodoigne-Souveraine, Lathuy, Piétrain, Saint-Jean-Geest (including the hamlet of Sainte-Marie-Geest), Saint-Remy-Geest, and Zétrud-Lumay.

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ As if it were spelled Jodogne; ʒɔdwaɲ is considered erroneous.

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