Beauvechain

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Beauvechain
Bevekom (Dutch)
Municipality
Beauvechain town square and hall
Beauvechain town square and hall
Coat of arms of Beauvechain
Coat of arms
Beauvechain is located in Belgium
Beauvechain
Beauvechain
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
Government
 • Mayor Marc Deconinck
 • Governing party/ies EC
Area
 • Total 38.58 km2 (14.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 6,824
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Postal codes 1320
Area codes 010
Website www.beauvechain.be

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.

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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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