Dijon is the prefecture of the Côte-d'Or department and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in North-eastern France. The city has retained varied architectural styles from many of the main periods of the past millennium, including Capetian, Gothic, and Renaissance. Many still-inhabited town houses in the city's central district date from the 18th century and earlier. Dijon architecture is distinguished by, among other things, toits bourguignons (Burgundian polychrome roofs) made of tiles glazed in terracotta, green, yellow, and black and arranged in geometric patterns.
Dijon holds an International and Gastronomic Fair every year in autumn. With over 500 exhibitors and 200,000 visitors every year, it is one of the ten most important fairs in France. Dijon is also home, every three years, to the international flower show Florissimo. Dijon is famous for Dijon mustard, which originated in 1856, when Jean Naigeon of Dijon substituted verjuice, the acidic "green" juice of not-quite-ripe grapes, for vinegar in the traditional mustard recipe. Dijon is also a green city with an important tertiary sector, as well as a regional economic centre with a diversified fabric, with a traditional food-processing centre (Dijon cassis cream and kir, gingerbread, Lanvin chocolate...) and a renowned pharmaceutical sector.
The historical centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site as one of the components of the climates of the Burgundy vineyard.
Dijon was ranked #1000 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Dijon has a population of over 238,576 people. Dijon also forms part of the wider Dijon metropolitan area which has a population of over 377,590 people. Dijon is the #298 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 2.6479 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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