Concept

Rüte

Summary
Rüte District was a district in the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. History Rüte is first mentioned around 1420-21 as Rütiner rod. On 1 May 2022, the former districts of Rüte and Schwende merged to form the new district of Schwende-Rüte. Name The name Rüte goes back to Reuten, which refers to the German word roden (wood clearing). The name originally comes from one of the two hamlets called Rüti. Formation The municipality was formally established in 1872 and did not undergo major changes since then. Geography Rüte has an area, , of . Of this area, 55.7% is used for agricultural purposes, while 31.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and 9.1% is unproductive land. The district stretches from Altmann in the south to the hill country around the Hirschberg in the north. It includes the villages of Brülisau, Eggerstanden and Steinegg as well as portion of W
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