Bevekom  (Dutch)

Beauvechain town square and hall

Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°47′N 04°46′E / 50.783°N 4.767°E / 50.783; 4.767Coordinates: 50°47′N 04°46′E / 50.783°N 4.767°E / 50.783; 4.767
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
  Mayor Marc Deconinck
  Governing party/ies EC
  Total 38.58 km2 (14.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 7,104
  Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
Postal codes 1320
Area codes 010

Beauvechain (Walloon: Bôvètché, Dutch: Bevekom) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 6,529 inhabitants. The total area is 38.58 km², giving a population density of 169 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Tourinnes-la-Grosse (Deurne), Hamme-Mille, Nodebeek (Nodebais), and L'Ecluse (Sluizen).

Beauvechain has several protected heritage sites. It is also home to Beauvechain Air Base which formerly flew F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.


Beauvechain is the home of SC Beauvechain football club. Since the 2011-2012 season the club has benefited from investment allowing the creation of new pitches (one synthetic and one grass) as well as a new club house and changing rooms.[2]



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