Infobox Belgium Municipality
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Saint-Ghislain is a Walloon
municipalitylocated in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006the municipality had 22,466 inhabitants. The total area is 70.18 km², giving a population densityof 320 inhabitants per km².
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 chapeldedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. "Ursidongus" was later named after him.
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