The Kingdom of Sweden, as it is officially known, is the third largest country in the European Union with a total area of 450,295 square kilometers. Sweden's estimated population is a little over 9 million, most of whom live in urban areas meaning vast areas of the country are undeveloped. Much of the country is wild and untamed making it a popular destination for tourists who love the great outdoors.
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The capital of Sweden
Sweden has a constitutional monarchy like several other countries in Europe. This means that the country has a monarch who acts as a figurehead but does not actually have power in decision making. A democratic parliament, which is led by a prime minister, actually runs the country. The current monarchs are members of the house of Bernadotte.
The inhabitants of Sweden are mainly Swedish with minority communities of Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks and Samis. The Sami people are a nomadic people who live in the north of Sweden, often raising reindeer and living off the land.
Sweden's main religion is Lutheran and around 87% of its population are members. Other religions in the country include Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim.
Sweden does have its own military, which has historically been a major power in Europe but, for almost 200 years, has not been involved in a conflict. During both world wars, while Europe was fighting, Sweden maintained an armed neutrality ready to defend itself but unwilling to choose a side.
Untouched by the wars of the 20th century, Sweden has been able to develop an economy and society which is the envy of Europe. The successful economy and a well established welfare system mean that there is barely any poverty in the country. Sweden's economy is strongly based on agriculture, the manufacturing of precision equipment, lumber and motor vehicles.
The currency of Sweden
is the Swedish Krona(SEK)
Flag of Sweden
Sweden belongs to the European continent
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Airports in Sweden
Åre Östersund Airport
Linkoping - Malmen
Goteborg - Landvetter
Goteborg - Save
Trollhättan Vänersborgs flygplats
Kristianstad - Everod
Lulea - Kallax
Hultsfred Vimmerby flygplats
Linkoping - Saab
Leaders of Sweden
Map of Sweden
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Sweden
62 00 N, 15 00 E
Related micronationsBjornSocialist Republic
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
39,030 square kilometers
10.2 / 1000 population
10.27 / 1000 population
1,150 sq km
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