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Coat of arms of Laissey
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Laissey is located in France
Coordinates: 47°17′55″N 6°13′54″E / 47.2986°N 6.2317°E / 47.2986; 6.2317Coordinates: 47°17′55″N 6°13′54″E / 47.2986°N 6.2317°E / 47.2986; 6.2317
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Doubs
Arrondissement Besançon
Canton Roulans
Intercommunality Vaîte-Aigremont
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Mesnier
Area1 2.86 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 458
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 25323 /25820
Elevation 251–592 m (823–1,942 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.

Laissey is a commune in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France.


The village lies in the deep valley of the Doubs River.

The Rognon forms a 17-meter waterfall, where it flows into the Doubs.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 545 —    
1968 545 +0.0%
1975 501 −8.1%
1982 495 −1.2%
1990 399 −19.4%
1999 416 +4.3%
2008 442 +6.2%
2012 458 +3.6%


The village housed a mill from its inception, which served the villages of the Roulans plateau and Bouclans.

At the beginning of the 19th century, an iron mine was opened that employed up to 60 miners. However, with the arrival of the railroad in 1860, the mine was closed.

About 1870, a textile mill was established on the site of the old mill. It employed about 30 women, but it closed when the Bost brothers opened a tool factory at the end of the 19th century. From that time on, the village grew along with the factory. Of its 500 inhabitants, 200 worked at the factory.

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