Beauvechain

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Beauvechain
Municipality of Belgium
Beauvechain the town hall
Beauvechain the town hall
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.

Beauvechain has several protected heritage sites; see this list. It also hosts a Belgian military airfield which formerly flew F-16 Fighting Falcon jets.

SC Beauvechain[edit]

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. Both of the club's senior side's are on the rise and the future looks bright.[2]

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