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Jodoigne
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Country Belgium
Region Wallonia
Community French Community
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Area
 • Total 73.31 km2 (28.31 sq mi)
Population (January 2010)
 • Total 12,978
 • Density 177.029/km2 (458.50/sq mi)

Jodoigne 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.

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