The centre of Rekkem is located to the north of the territory while the village of Paradijs is located more to the south.
The last complete linguistic census of 1947 indicated that over one quarter of the population used French as the "Language exclusively or most frequently spoken".
The centre of the village is crossed by the N366 (Moeskroenstraat) that connects the centre of Menin and Mouscron. The Lauwestraat and the Priester Coulonstraat, connected to the National, are the link between Rekkem with Lauwe.
In 1963, during the finalisation of the linguistic frontier, the hamlet of Risquons-Tout (0.39 km² - approximately 500 inhabitants) was transferred from the commune of Rekkem to the city of Mouscron.
The head office of the Flemish cultural association Stichting Ons Erfdeel, as well as the editorial offices of the periodicals Ons Erfdell, Septentrio, The Low Countries and De Franse Nederlanden – Les Pays-Bas Français.