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Aiserey is a French commune located in the Côte-d'Or department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. It is a small town with around 1300 inhabitants. It is crossed by the Canal de Bourgogne. It is mainly known for hosting the only sugar refinery in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, and on this occasion for hosting the traditional Sugar Festival, which takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each September.


Located about twenty kilometers south of Dijon, the town of Aiserey is crossed by the departmental road 968 and the Burgundy canal.



The two main monuments of Aiserey are its castle and its church, both located in the heart of the village.


The name of the locality comes from its Latin form Asziriacus and Aziriaca Villa in 763, it was known as Asiriacus locus in 869.

Aiserey would derive from a Germanic anthroponym Ansierius.



The town has an old station that has become an SNCF passenger stopover on the Dijon-Ville line to Bourg en Bresse.



According to the terminology defined by INSEE and the zoning published in 2020, Aiserey is a rural municipality, because it does not belong to any urban unit. In addition, the town is part of the attraction area of Dijon, of which it is a town in the crown. This area, which includes 333 municipalities, is categorized in areas of 200,000 to less than 700,000 inhabitants.



The evolution of the number of inhabitants is known through the population censuses carried out in the municipality since 1793. From 2006, the legal populations of the municipalities are published annually by INSEE. The census is now based on an annual collection of information, successively concerning all the municipal territories over a period of five years. For municipalities with less than 10,000 inhabitants, a census survey covering the entire population is carried out every five years, the legal populations of the intervening years being estimated by interpolation or extrapolation. For the municipality, the first exhaustive census coming under the new system was carried out in 2007.

In 2018, the town had 1,425 inhabitants, an increase of 4.93% compared to 2013 (Côte-d'Or: + 0.65%, France excluding Mayotte: + 2.36%).