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Teufen is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland.HistoryTeufen was first mentioned in 1272. By 1300 the place consisted of only five farms. In 1525 the assembly ruled that each parish could decide whether or not to remain Catholic. This led to the division of Appenzell in 1597.In 1841 Teufen offered their new school building as a present to attract the government of the canton. The assembly refused the present.Weaving was important in Teufen. Around 1820 a new loom was invented in Teufen, allowing embroidery in one go. This led to a boom in embroidery, particularly between 1880 and 1890.GeographyTeufen has an area, of 15.3km2. Of this area, 55.4% is used for agricultural purposes, while 29.8% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 14% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.8%) is non-productive (rivers, glaciers or mountains).DemographicsTeufen has a population of 5,766, of which about 10.0% are foreign nationals. Over the last 10 years the population has grown at a rate of 6.8%. Most of the population speaks German (93.4%), with Italian being second most common ( 1.3%) and Spanish being third ( 0.9%)., the gender distribution of the population was 48.5% male and 51.5% female. The age distribution, in Teufen is; 409 people or 7.4% of the population are between 0–6 years old. 586 people or 10.6% are 6-15, and 248 people or 4.5% are 16-19. Of the adult population, 247 people or 4.5% of the population are between 20–24 years old. 1,544 people or 27.9% are 25-44, and 1,430 people or 25.8% are 45-64. The senior population distribution is 751 people or 13.6% of the population are between 65–79 years old, and 320 people or 5.8% are over 80.
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