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|• Total||73.31 km2 (28.31 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2010)|
|• 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.
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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