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Villers-Guislain is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cambrai
Canton Marcoing
Intercommunality Hauts du Cambrésis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Allart
Area1 11.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 641
 • 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.


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.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

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