Saint-Ghislain


Saint-Ghislain

Infobox Belgium Municipality
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region=BE-REG-WAL
community=BE-FR
province=BE-PROV-HT
arrondissement=Mons
nis=53070
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20-64=
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mayor=Daniel Olivier
majority=PS
postal-codes=7330-7334
telephone-area=065
web= [http://www.saint-ghislain.be/ www.saint-ghislain.be]
lat_deg=50
lat_min=27
lon_deg=03
lon_min=49

Saint-Ghislain is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 22,466 inhabitants. The total area is 70.18 km², giving a population density of 320 inhabitants per km².

History

The town is named after St Ghislain. In the 7th century, with two unknown disciples Ghislain had made a clearing in the vicinity of "Castrilocus" (now Mons), taking up later his abode at a place called "Ursidongus", where he built an oratory or chapel dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. "Ursidongus" was later named after him.

Datacenter

Google has chosen Saint-Ghislain in 2007 to host its new major European datacenter.


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