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Gais
A view of Gais
A view of Gais
Coat of arms of Gais
Coat of arms
Country Switzerland
Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden
District n.a.
Area
 • Total 21.23 km2 (8.20 sq mi)
Elevation
(Church)
915 m (3,002 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 3,073
 • Density 144.75/km2 (374.90/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Gaiser(in)
Postal code
9056
Localities Gais, Rotenwies, Rietli, Zwislen, Schachen, Stoss, Strahlholz, Steinleuten, Gäbris, Kürstein, Schwäbrig, Sommersberg, Hirschberg
Surrounded by Altstätten (SG), Appenzell (AI), Bühler (AR), Eichberg (SG), Rüte (AI), Schlatt-Haslen (AI), Trogen (AR)

Gais is a village and a municipality of the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. The main sights are: the Protestant church of 1782, the former spa hotel Neuer Ochsen of 1796 and the Krone inn of 1781. In 1977, Gais received the Wakker Prize for the development and preservation of its architectural heritage.

Villages

Gais, Rotenwies, Rietli, Zwislen, Schachen, Stoss, Strahlholz, Steinleuten, Gäbris, Kürstein, Schwäbrig, Sommersberg and Hirschberg.

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