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Herisau
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Coat of arms of Herisau
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Coordinates: 47°23′N 9°16′E / 47.383°N 9.267°E / 47.383; 9.267Coordinates: 47°23′N 9°16′E / 47.383°N 9.267°E / 47.383; 9.267
Country Switzerland
Canton Appenzell Ausserrhoden
District n.a.
Area
 • Total 25.2 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Elevation
771 m (2,530 ft)
Population
 (Dec 2015 )
 • Total 15,721
 • Density 623.8/km2 (1,616/sq mi)
Postal code
9100
Surrounded by Degersheim (SG), Flawil (SG), Gossau (SG), Hundwil, St. Gallen (SG), Schwellbrunn, Stein, Waldstatt

Herisau is the capital of the Swiss canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden. As of December 2008, it had 15,527 people living there.

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