- Alternate uses: see Appenzell (disambiguation)
is a region in Switzerland consisting of the cantons Appenzell Innerrhoden
and Appenzell Ausserrhoden
, both are surrounded by the canton of St. Gallen
. The town Appenzell
is the capital of the canton Innerrhoden, whereas Herisau
is the capital of the canton of Ausserrhoden.
The two cantons were one between 1513 and 1597. In that year, religion reasons lead to the division of the former canton of Appenzell into the two halves known today.
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