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Trogen is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. The town is the seat of the canton's judicial authorities.

Trogen is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. The town is the seat of the canton's judicial authorities.

Geography

Trogen has an area, as of 2006, of 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi). Of this area, 50.9% is used for agricultural purposes, while 41.1% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 7.8% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.2%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).

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More about the History of Trogen

The first mentioning of Trogen was in 1168 (Trugin). The name Trogen refers to a number of fountains (Trögen) which is reflected in the coat of arms. In the 18th century the village was dominated by the local Zellweger family which enjoyed success with textile production and trade. The family established the grammar school (Kantonsschule) in 1821.

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Trogen is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. The town is the seat of the canton's judicial authorities.

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