# Schönengrund

Schönengrund | |
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Coordinates: 47°19′N 9°13′E / 47.317°N 9.217°ECoordinates: 47°19′N 9°13′E / 47.317°N 9.217°E | |

Country | Switzerland |

Canton | Appenzell Ausserrhoden |

District | n.a. |

Area^{[1]} | |

• Total | 5.21 km^{2} (2.01 sq mi) |

Elevation | 844 m (2,769 ft) |

Population (2018-12-31) ^{[2]} | |

• Total | 533 |

• Density | 100/km^{2} (260/sq mi) |

Postal code | 9105 |

SFOS number | 3003 |

Surrounded by | Hemberg (SG), Sankt Peterzell (SG), Schwellbrunn, Urnäsch |

Website | www SFSO statistics |

**Schönengrund** is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland.

## Geography[edit]

Schönengrund has an area, as of 2006^{[update]}, of 5.2 km^{2} (2.0 sq mi). Of this area, 65.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 30.1% is forested. The rest of the land, (4.4%) is settled.^{[3]}

## Demographics[edit]

Schönengrund has a population (as of 2008^{[update]}) of 488, of which about 3.4% are foreign nationals.^{[4]} Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -0.6%. Most of the population (as of 2000^{[update]}) speaks German (97.8%), with Serbo-Croatian being second most common ( 0.9%) and Spanish being third ( 0.4%).^{[3]}

As of 2000^{[update]}, the gender distribution of the population was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.^{[5]} The age distribution, as of 2000^{[update]}, in Schönengrund is; 45 people or 9.8% of the population are between 0–6 years old. 73 people or 15.9% are 6-15, and 23 people or 5.0% are 16-19. Of the adult population, 21 people or 4.6% of the population are between 20–24 years old. 130 people or 28.3% are 25-44, and 108 people or 23.5% are 45-64. The senior population distribution is 46 people or 10.0% of the population are between 65–79 years old, and 13 people or 2.8% are over 80.^{[5]}

In the 2007 federal election the FDP received 77.9% of the vote.^{[3]}

In Schönengrund about 70.1% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either university or a *Fachhochschule*).^{[3]}

Schönengrund has an unemployment rate of 1.35%. As of 2005^{[update]}, there were 57 people employed in the primary economic sector and about 28 businesses involved in this sector. 20 people are employed in the secondary sector and there are 7 businesses in this sector. 49 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with 17 businesses in this sector.^{[3]}

The historical population is given in the following table:^{[5]}

Historical population | ||
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Year | Pop. | ±% |

1980 | 404 | — |

1990 | 434 | +7.4% |

2000 | 459 | +5.8% |

2005 | 471 | +2.6% |

2007 | 469 | −0.4% |

## Tourism[edit]

Schönengrund attracts tourists both during the winter and summer. During winter downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing are offered. During the summer, hiking attracts tourists.

## References[edit]

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^{a}^{b}"Arealstatistik Standard - Gemeinden nach 4 Hauptbereichen". Federal Statistical Office. Retrieved 13 January 2019. **^**"Ständige Wohnbevölkerung nach Staatsangehörigkeitskategorie Geschlecht und Gemeinde; Provisorische Jahresergebnisse; 2018". Federal Statistical Office. 9 April 2019. Retrieved 11 April 2019.- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}^{d}^{e}Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 17-Sep-2009 **^**Brief Statistics for the half-canton Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 15 September 2009- ^
^{a}^{b}^{c}Appenzell Outer Rhodes website Archived 2009-09-13 at the Wayback Machine (in German) accessed 15 September 2009

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## External links[edit]

- (in German) Official Page