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Trogen

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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.HistoryThe first mentioning of Trogen was in 1168 . The name Trogen refers to a number of fountains 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 in 1821.GeographyTrogen has an area, as of 2006, of 10km2. 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).DemographicsTrogen has a population of 1,688, of which about 7.7% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -15.2%. Most of the population speaks German, with Serbo-Croatian being second most common and Italian being third . As of 2000, the gender distribution of the population was 50.3% male and 49.7% female. The age distribution, as of 2000, in Trogen is; 130 people or 7.0% of the population are between 0–6 years old. 271 people or 14.5% are 6-15, and 149 people or 8.0% are 16-19. Of the adult population, 80 people or 4.3% of the population are between 20–24 years old. 502 people or 26.9% are 25-44, and 452 people or 24.2% are 45-64. The senior population distribution is 186 people or 10.0% of the population are between 65–79 years old, and 97 people or 5.2% are over 80.In the 2007 federal election the FDP received 66.8% of the vote.
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