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    View of Sweden's High Coast
    Stony islands rising from the sea in the Gulf of Bothnia, this is Sweden's High Coast (Swedish: H?ga kusten), it is the highest uplift of land in the world. The High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago official website is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Image: Pudelek (Marcin)
     

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    Location map of Sweden. Where in Europe is Sweden?
    Location map of Sweden



    Destination Sweden, one of the Scandinavian countries located in northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Kattegat, Skagerrak, and ?resund straits, by Norway in west and north. The Torne river forms most of Sweden's border with Finland in east. A portion of the country lies north of the Arctic Circle. The country shares maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

    Sweden covers an area of 450,295 km2 making Sweden roughly twice the size of Great Britain (island), or slightly larger than the U.S. state of California.

    The Swedish population of 9,9 million people (in 2016) is concentrated in the southern part of the country, capital and largest city is Stockholm, spoken language is Swedish, a North Germanic language similar to Danish and Norwegian, English is widely spoken.


    Kingdom of Sweden :: Konungariket Sverige


    Country Profile




    Background:
    The Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. By the 16th century Sweden had evolved into a strongly centralized nation, with Stockholm as its capital. During the 17th century the country was one of the great powers in Europe.

    Since 1812 Sweden's borders have been unchanged and Sweden has not participated in any war in almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars.

    Despite its small population and large area, Sweden is a technologically advanced country with good infrastructure, including an efficient transportation and communications system.

    Indecision over the country's role in the political and economic integration of Europe caused Sweden not to join the EU until 1995, and to forgo the introduction of the euro in 1999.
     
     


    Official Name:
    Konungariket Sverige
    short form: Sverige
    int'l long form: Kingdom of Sweden
    int'l short form: Sweden

    ISO Country Code: se, swe

    Time:
    Time Zone: Central European Time CET
    Local Time = UTC +1h
    Actual Time: Tue-Nov-24  12:25
    Daylight Saving Time (DST) March - October (UTC +2)

    Country Calling Code: +46

    Capital City: Stockholm (city population: 743,000; metropolitan population 1.8 million)
    Stockholm
    The Municipality of Stockholm.

    Other Cities:
    Göteborg
    Göteborgs Stad - the City of Gothenburg (city population: 467,000; metropolitan population: 766,000).
    Helsingborg
    Stad Helsingborg.
    Helsingborg Turistinformation
    Kiruna
    Kiruna, Sweden's most northerly municipality.
    Malmö (city population: 257,000; metropolitan population: 550,000)
    Malmö Stad - the City of Malmö.
    Uppsala
    The City of Uppsala.

    Government:
    Type: constitutional monarchy
    Independence: 6 June 1523; when Gustav Eriksson Vasa, known as the elected king Gustav I of Sweden re-established separation of the Swedish Crown from the Kalmar Union of Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

    Geography:
    Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway.
    Area: 450,295 km2 (173,859 sq. mi.)
    Terrain: fertile plains in the south; further north heavily wooded highlands, mountains in west, the northern three-fifths of Sweden - you see hills and mountains, forests and large river valleys.

    Climate: Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north.

    People:
    Nationality: Noun--Swedes; adjective--Swedish.
    Population: 9.9 million (2016).
    Ethnic Groups: Indigenous Swedes, ethnic Finns, ethnic Lapps.
    Immigrants: Finns, Bosnians, Iranians, Norwegians, Danes, Hungarians, Iraqis, and Turks.
    Religions: Lutheran (87%), Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim. Languages: Swedish, English is by far the leading foreign language, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities.
    Literacy: 100%

    Natural resources: Iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower.
    Agriculture products: Barley, wheat, sugar beets; meat, milk.

    Industries: Iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles.

    Exports - commodities: machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals (2012 est.)

    Exports partners: Norway 10.3%, Germany 10.3%, USA 7.7%, UK 7.2%, Denmark 6.8%, Finland 6.7%, Netherlands 5.2%, Belgium 4.4%, France 4.2% (2015)

    Imports - commodities: machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing

    Imports partners: Germany 17.9%, Netherlands 8.1%, Norway 7.8%, Denmark 7.7%, China 6%, UK 5.5%, Finland 4.6%, France 4.3%, Belgium 4.3% (2015)

    Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

    Stockholm City Hall
    Stockholm City Hall at the dusk. The well known landmark in Sweden's capital is home to the Municipal Council for the City of Stockholm.
    Image: MindBlocker

    Official Sites of Sweden

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    royal Kungliga Hovstaterna
    The Royal Court of Sweden - The Bernadotte Dynasty.


    Sveriges Riksdag
    The Swedish Parliament.
    Regeringskansliet
    Swedish Government Offices.

    Sweden.se
    The official gateway to Sweden on the Internet.

    SverigeDirekt
    Access to information about Sweden and to Swedish government agencies.

    Utrikesdepartementet
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sweden.

    Diplomatic Missions
    Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations
    Official site of Sweden's representation to the UN.
    Sweden Abroad
    The web site for Swedish Diplomatic Missions abroad.


    Svenska FN-förbundet
    United Nations Association of Sweden - A Movement for a Stronger United Nations.


    Statistics
    Statistiska Centralbyrån - SCB - Statistik
    Statistics Sweden.


    Weather
    Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut (SMHI)
    Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.


    Maps

    Map of Sweden
    Political Map of Sweden.
    The National Atlas of Sweden
    Maps, facts and statistics about Sweden.
    Google Earth Google Earth Sweden
    Searchable map and satellite view of Sweden.
    Google Earth Google Earth Stockholm
    Searchable map and satellite view of Sweden's capital.
    Google Earth Google Earth Malmö
    Searchable map and satellite view of Malmö.

    Map of the Baltic Sea Area
    Political map of the Baltic Sea region.
    Map of Scandinavia
    Political Map of Scandinavia.
    Map of Europe
    Political Map of Europe.





     

     

    Swedish News


    Aftonbladet
    Swedens major newspaper (in Swedish).
    Dagens Nyheter
    National and international news (in Swedish).
    Expressen
    News from Sweden (Swedish).
    Göteborgs-Posten
    Göteborgs newspaper (in Swedish).
    Stockholm News
    National news (in Swedish).
    Svenska Dagbladet
    National and international news (in Swedish).

    Radio
    Sveriges Radio
    The Swedish Broadcasting Corporation.
    SR International
    Swedish news in six languages.
     

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    Arts & Culture


    Arkitekturmuseet
    Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm.
    Swedish culture and traditions
    Lund University about Swedish culture.
    Icehotel Jukkas
    10,000 tons of crystal clear ice from the Torne River, and 30,000 tons of pure snow gare needed to build the Ice Hotel every year.
    Kulturbolaget
    Sweden's oldest (and best) rock club ("The culture company"), Malmö.
    SwedishDesign.org
    Non-profit website created to showcase Swedish design.
    National Museum of Fine Arts
    Stockholm
    The Nobel Foundation
    Nobel prizes.
    R?hsska Museum
    The R?hsska Museum of fashion, design and applied arts in G?teborg.
    Skansen
    Skansen is the world's oldest open-air museum, founded in1891.
    Stockholm Challenge Award
    Stockholm Challenge is an international renowned award programme for innovative use of IT.
    Statens kulturråd
    The Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs.
    Swedish Museum of Glass - Sveriges glasmuseum
    Covers the history of Swedish glass and the development of the local glass industry. UFO-Sweden
    Swedish UFO organization with scientific ambitions.

    Natives
    Gaaltije
    Southsami language and culture.
    Härjedalens fjällmuseum
    Showing the lives of the Sami people, the farmers and the miners during the past 1000 years (Introduction in English).
    The Saami
    People of the sun and wind.
    Samefolket
    Homepage of the Saami Nation.
     
     

    Stockholm Challenge Award
    The Nations Online Project was finalist in the 6th Stockholm Challenge

     
     

    Business & Economy

    Riksbank
    Sweden's Central Bank.
    Stockholmsbörsen
    The former OM Stockholm Exchange, Stockholm.
    Stockholms Handelskammare
    The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.


    __Transportation
    _ Airlines
    HelikopterService
    Offers transportation between Copenhagen Airport and Helsingborg.
    SAS
    Scandinavian Airlines.

    _Bus
    Swebus Express
    Svenska Buss
    Swedish Busses.

    _Rail
    SJ
    The major rail travel company in Sweden.

    Swedish Products
    Absolut Vodka
    Absolut vodka.
    Ericsson
    Typical Swedish Cellular Phones.
    H&M
    Typical Swedish Clothes.
    IKEA
    Typical Swedish furnitures.
    Läkerol
    Makes people talk.
    SAAB
    Swedish cars and planes.
    Scania
    Swedish heavy trucks.
    Sweden Yachts
    Sailing Yachts.
    Volvo
    Typical Swedish cars.
    Skpye
    is an application that provides video chat and voice call services
    Spotify
    is a music, podcast, and video streaming service


     

    Royal Palace
    Royal Palace, Stockholm
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    Blasieholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
    The peninsula Blasieholmen in central Stockholm houses the Nationalmuseum, hotels and office buildings.
    Image: Arild V?gen


    Travel and Tour Consumer Information

    Destination Sweden - Country Guides


    Discover Sweden
    Stockholm: Vasa Museum, Gamla stan old town, Skansen open-air museum and zoo, Djurg?rden island, Drottningholm Palace, ?Stockholm Palace, ABBA Museum, Fotografiska.
    Cities: G?teborg, Lund, Uppsala, Malmö, Visby.

     Visit Sweden
    Information by the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council.

    Swedish Information Service
    by the Consulate General of Sweden, New York.

    The Swedish Institute
    Public agency entrusted with disseminating knowledge abroad about Sweden.

    Stockholmtown.com
    The official Stockholm visitors guide.

     Smorgasbord
    Some hundred pages of editorial content by the Swedish Tourism Trade Association.

     
     
     

    Education & Research


    Göteborg Universitet
    The university in Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg.
    Lunds Universitet
    The university in the city of Lund is one of northern Europe's oldest, largest and most prestigious universities.
    Stockholms Universitet
    Stockholm University is a public university in Stockholm, Sweden, founded as a college in 1878, a major center for higher education and research.

    Svenska Fysikersamfundet
    The Swedish Physical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 (in Swedish).
    Uppsala University
    Oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries.
    Universities and University Colleges in Sweden
    List of links.

    LIBRIS
    Union catalogue of Swedish research and special libraries.
    Högskoleverket
    The National Agency for Higher Education.


    Technology
    Royal Institute of Technology - KTH
    KTH is one of the highest ranking institutions in northern Europe in its academic fields, with several campuses in Stockholm County.
    Tekniska museet
    Museum of Science and Technology, Stockholm.
     
    Stockholm School
     

    Environment & Nature


    Sweden's National Parks
    A guide to Sweden's 29 national parks.

    Swedish Museum of Natural History
    Official website of the Museum.

     
     
     

    History


    The Centre for Local History
    Research on local history.
    Department of Archaeology and Ancient history
    A department of Uppsala university.
    Genline
    Swedish Church Records Online.

    royal Kings and Queens of Sweden - A Thousand-Year Succession
    Kings & Queens.

    Kungliga biblioteket - Sveriges nationalbibliotek
    The Royal Library, Sweden's National Library.
    Riddarhuset
    The House of Nobility, administrative centre for the Swedish knighthood and nobility.
    Riksantikvarieämbetet
    Government agency responsible for the care of Sweden's cultural heritage (Swedish).
    Riksarkivet - The Swedish National Archives
    One of the oldest public agencies in Sweden.
    Viking Heritage
    A network for Viking-related knowledge.

    Museums
    Etnografiska i Stockholm
    The National Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm.
    The Museums of Sigtuna
    Around thousand years ago Sigtuna was the most important town in the country.
    Nordiska museet
    The national museum of cultural history.
    Sjöhistoriska museet
    National Maritime Museum, Stockholm.
    Stockholm Vasa Museum
    About a well preserved warship from 1628.
     


    7 century Vendel era helmet, Museum of History, Stockholm
    Vendel era helmet from a 7 century ship burial. Museum of History, Stockholm
    Image: Mararie
     

    Sources and additional Information on Sweden


    Amnesty International: Sweden

    BBC Country Profile: Sweden

    FAO: Sweden

    GlobalEDGE: Sweden

    The Heritage Foundation: Sweden

    Human Rights Watch: Sweden

    OEC: Sweden

    Reporters Without Borders: Sweden

    Wikipedia: Sweden

    The World Factbook -- Sweden
     
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