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Appenzell

(ä`pəntsĕl), canton, NE Switzerland. A rural and sparsely populated region, it is mainly a meadowland dotted with small farms. Appenzell retains many ancient customs and has been famous for centuries as a textile and embroidery center. It was ruled after the 11th cent. by the abbots of St. Gall, against whom it revolted in 1403. In 1411, Appenzell allied itself with the Swiss Confederation, which had helped defeat the abbots. It became a Swiss canton in 1513, and in 1597 it was split into two independent half cantons. Ausser-Rhoden (1993 pop. 53,400), 94 sq mi (243 sq km), with its capital at HerisauHerisau
, town (1990 pop. 15,624), capital of Appenzell Ausser-Rhoden half canton, NE Switzerland. Cotton textiles, paper, wood, blown glass, machinery, and other metal goods are manufactured there. The town is also a cattle market and a popular tourist resort.
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, accepted the Reformation; Inner-Rhoden (1993 pop. 14,500), 67 sq mi (174 sq km), with its capital at the town of Appenzell (1993 pop. 5,400), remained Catholic.
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Appenzell

1. a canton of NE Switzerland, divided in 1597 into the Protestant demicanton of Appenzell Outer Rhodes and the Catholic demicanton of Appenzell Inner Rhodes. Capitals: Herisau and Appenzell. Pop.: 53 200 and Pop.: 15 000 (2002 est.) respectively. Areas: 243 sq. km (94 sq. miles) and 171 sq. km (66 sq. miles) respectively
2. a town in NE Switzerland, capital of Appenzell Inner Rhodes demicanton. Pop.: 5447 (2000)
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Appenzell, though the capital of a half-canton, still a tiny village lying in the fairytale-like landscape between Lake Constance and the Santis mountain.
Gall and Appenzell over the ban was fundamentally a critique of their understanding of Christ and the Spirit, and thus their interpretation of Scripture.
A similar law is expected to be passed in nearby Appenzell Outer Rhodes in a move to rid the area of "this shameless behaviour".
(1.) Zurich, Berne, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwald and Nidwald, Glarus, Zug, Fribourg, Solothurn, Basle-Town and Basle-country, Schaffhausen, Appenzell Outer-Rhodes and Appenzell Inner-Rhodes, St.
"Beer is good for the hair and the skin," says Kathi Fassler, head of the beauty and wellness centre at the hotel Hof Weissbad, near Appenzell in Switzerland.
Anabaptism in Appenzell continued following the suppression of Anabaptism in St.
GRAND SWISS TOUR Cosmos Tourama (0870 264 6012) offers seven night tour from Aug 5 for pounds 714, incl seven breakfasts, three dinners, and tour director via Bernina Express glacier train, Appenzell, Vauduz, Gruyere, Interlaken, Lakes Como/Geneva.
To conduct my experiment, I transported the box out to Weissbad, a remote area in the canton of Appenzell, where I often execute ideas that can't be performed in the studio.
Sep 22, 9.30am: Walk from Jakobsbad down to Appenzell.
(48) In September, Hubmaier was back in Swiss territory, in Appenzell near St.