Gais is a municipality in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Switzerland. The area of Gais is 21.2 km2 (8.2 sq mi). The village of de Geis is first mentioned in a list of offerings given to the Abbey of St Gall in 1272. While under the Abbey, Gais was a semi-independent village with its own amtmann (bailiff) and judge.
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