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Appenzell (town)

Appenzell
Appenzell is located in Switzerland
Appenzell
Coordinates:
Country Switzerland
Canton Appenzell Innerrhoden
District Appenzell (district)
Schwende
Rüte
Area[1]
 • Total 16.86 km2 (6.51 sq mi)
Elevation 780 m (2,560 ft)
Population (Dec 2014[2])
 • Total 5,750
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Postal code 9050
SFOS number 3101
Website .org.appenzellwww
SFSO statistics

Appenzell is the capital of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Appenzell has no municipal government of its own; rather, the different parts of Appenzell belong to the districts Appenzell, Schwende and Rüte. Because of that, for firefighting, energy and water, the town Appenzell has a special-purpose municipality, the Feuerschaugemeinde.

In 1071 the town was referred to as Abbacella. By 1223 this changed to Abbatiscella, meaning the Abbot's cell. This refers to the landlord of the abbey.

The official language of Appenzell is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.

The town centre

The buildings in the village core, the parish church, the 1563 town hall, the Salesis house, the ruins of Castle Clanx and the state archives with the administration building are listed as heritage sites of national significance.[3]

References

  1. ^ Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeindedaten nach 4 Hauptbereichen
  2. ^ Swiss Federal Statistics Office – STAT-TAB Ständige und Nichtständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Region, Geschlecht, Nationalität und Alter (German) accessed 31 August 2015
  3. ^ Swiss inventory of cultural property of national and regional significance (1995), p. 53.

Further reading


External links

  • Appenzell Tourism
  • Appenzell (German)
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