Beauvechain is a commune of 6,000 located 40 km east of Brussels. The primary industry in Beauvechain, as in other Hesbaye towns, is agriculture. Beauvechain's Agricultural History Museum preserves the traditions of its practitioners from 19th and 20th centuries.
Tourinnes-la-Grosse, Sluizen, L'Ecluse, Hamme-Mille, and Nodebais are boroughs within the municipal district of Beauvechain. (There is another Sluizen in Tongeren, Limburg province.)