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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.

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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Dias antes de la visita a la iglesia de Walzenhausen, el 9 de agosto, en el canton de Appenzell, aldea de Speicher, ha estado en casa de un medico, que habla latin, posee una buena biblioteca, tiene un organo en su habitacion, cultiva un jardincillo y ama por sobre todo la libertad y la sencillez.
Lukas Sigrist welcomed journalists and its members in the rural village of Appenzell during 27 - 29 May 2011.
One exception: in 1970, Appenzell voted not to give women the franchise, a move that was reversed by Berne.
Marpeck spent the rest of his life, until his death in 1556, in Strasbourg, Appenzell and Augsburg, employed by urban governments as an engineer.
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The 67-year-old from Appenzell canton joined the Federal Council (Swiss coalition Cabinet) in January 2004.
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