Official English Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Official Local Name(s): Konungariket Sverige
Common English Name: Sweden
Capital: Stockholm

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Official Language(s)

Swedish
Secondary Languages: Finnish, Sami

Resources

Iron ore, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Gold, Silver, Tungsten, Uranium, Arsenic, Feldspar, Timber, Hydropower

Neighbors

Norway (West), Finland (Northeast)

Ethnic groups

Swedish (87.4%), Finnish (0.9%), Iraqi (0.9%), South Asian (0.6%), Polish (0.6%)

People

Est. Population:

9979794

Demonym:

Swede

Religions:

Protestant (50.7%)
Atheist (38.5%)
Muslim (3.7%)
Roman Catholic (2.2%)
Orthodox (1.3%)

Largest City:

Stockholm (923,516)

Other Cities:

Göteborg (548,190)
Malmö (322,574)
Uppsala (210,126)
Linköping (152,966)
Västerås (145,218)

Geography

Region:

Northern Europe (Scandinavia)

Bodies of Water:

Gulf of Bothnia (East)
Baltic Sea (Southeast)

Total Area:

450,295 km2 (91.1% land, 8.9% water)

Total Land:

2,233 km

Total Coastline:

3,218 km

Climate

Temperate in south
Subarctic in north

Terrain:

Mostly flat
Gently rolling lowlands
Mountains in the west

Highest Point

Kebnekaise (2,111 m)

Lowest Point

Lake Hammarsjön (-2.4 m)

Natural Disasters

Ice floes

Government

Type:

Constitutional monarchy

Heads of State:

King Carl XVI Gustaf

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven

Admin. Divisions

21 Counties

Independence:

6 June 1523 (formation of kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Three crowns

Nat'l Anthem:

Du Gamla, Du Fria

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$47,900 (USD)

Currency

kr (Swedish Krona)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = kr (Swedish Krona)9.13

Communication

Internet Code

.se

Telephone Code

46

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 32 - Sweden
Posted on Friday January 06, 2017

Cultural Notes

Singing is a popular pastime in Sweden.