Villers-Guislain

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Villers-Guislain
Villers-Guislain is located in France
Villers-Guislain
Villers-Guislain
Coordinates: 50°02′27″N 3°09′23″E / 50.0408°N 3.1564°E / 50.0408; 3.1564Coordinates: 50°02′27″N 3°09′23″E / 50.0408°N 3.1564°E / 50.0408; 3.1564
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cambrai
Canton Marcoing
Intercommunality Hauts du Cambrésis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Allart
Area
 • Land1 11.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 641
 • Population2 density 57/km2 (150/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59623 / 59297
Elevation 86–141 m (282–463 ft)
(avg. 136 m or 446 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Villers-Guislain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. The graveyard at Gauche Wood contains the casualties who died during the Battle of Epehy when British troops were deployed between Gouzeaucourt and Villers-Guislain.

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Arms of Villers-Guislain

The arms of Villers-Guislain are blazoned :
Tierced per pale 1: Azure, a ?fleur de? lys argent; 2: Gules, a demi- doubleheaded eagle and a demi-cross potenty argent, both issuant from the dexter line of division; 3: Or, 3 fesses azure.




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