Villers-Guislain

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Villers-Guislain
Commune
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Coat of arms of Villers-Guislain
Coat of arms
Villers-Guislain is located in France
Villers-Guislain
Villers-Guislain
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Villers-Guislain is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonLe Cateau-Cambrésis
IntercommunalityHauts du Cambrésis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Allart
Area111.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)
Population (1999)2641
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code59623 /59297
Elevation86–141 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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