Number of inhabitants in Sweden: 10 million
Area: 528 447 km2, of which 407 340 km2 is land area (Sweden is the third largest country in Europe)
Length & Width: Sweden is 1 572 km long and 499 km wide.
Capital city: Stockholm
Language: Swedish (as well as minority languages Sami, Finnish, Tornedale Finnish, Yiddish and Romani)
State: parliamentary democracy (Sweden is at the same time a monarchy, you have a royal house, but the king in Sweden has only a symbolic function)
Religion: 80% Lutheran Christianity; Major minorities of Muslims and Catholics
Parliament: Risk Day with 349 members
Key export sectors: mobile phones, cars, papers, machines and robots, steel and iron, pharmaceuticals
Important import branches: electronics, mobile phones, oil, clothing, cars
Other information about exports and imports: In the second largest city of Gothenburg there is the port of Gothenburg, the largest port in the north.
Famous Swedish companies: IKEA, Volvo (however, only Volvo trucks are now Swedish, Volvo cars are owned by Ford), Hennes & Mauritz / H & M, Ericsson, Electrolux, SKF
Abba, with today’s over 400 million discs worldwide, is Sweden’s most successful music export throughout the ages, and continues to sell 2-4 million discs each year. Abba became the first pop group from Continental Europe / Scandinavia to achieve greater success in the English-speaking world for a long time. In 1976, Abba was one of the world’s most popular pop groups, with songs like Money Money Money, Fernando, Knowing Me Knowing You and Dancing Queen, which became the United States in 1977.
Nature in Sweden reminds a lot of nature in Europe. Trees, plants, animals, insects and seasons.
54 thoughts on “Sweden”
Awesome country. I got to follow a General around on a visit to the Swedish military. Awesome people, scenery is great, and the beer is pretty good.
I thank you so much williamrablan! 🙂
It sounds like a good idea and do not forget the beer 🙂
Beautiful images and video!
Abba is still one of my faves. We loved them in Australia when they first arrived, and I believe we still do.
Thank You for all those facts. Hopefully, I will get to visit one day.. 🙂
Thank you so much Carolyn! How fun if you are visiting Sweden, then you must come and visit me 😉
I love Sweden, thank you for the picture
Thank you so much skarinblog! 🙂
It looks so beautiful! 🙂
Thank you so much allysoally! 🙂
It’s my pleasure!
Thank you so much travel460! 🙂