With 16,000 residents, Marche-en-Famenne is one of the more populous communes in sparse Luxembourg province, where it serves as an administrative and industrial center. It is located 40 kilometers due southeast of the city of Namur
Marche-en-Famenne was once famous for its handmade lace, and the town's Lace Museum has exquisite samples of the art, both local and collected from far and wide. It is the site where the historically significant Perpetual Edict was signed in 1577, an agreement that removed Spanish troops from the region.
Aye, Hargimont, Humain, Marloie, On, Roy, and Waha are boroughs within the municipal district of Marche-en-Famenne.