Kingdom of Sweden is located in the North of the European Continent, with a population of 9,103,788, making it the 92nd
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Stockholm with a total population of 1,372,565. The country
encompasses 450,295 square kilometers making it the 56th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Finland,
Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea, Kattegat Bay and Norway.

King Carl XVI Gustaf is recognized as the Chief of State and along with Heir apparent Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice
Desiree, achieves that status through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Deputy Prime Minister Jan Bjorklund, achieves that status
through election by the parliament and holds that position four years. Its form of government is a constitutional monarchy
and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1 January 1975.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Swedish, Sami and Finnish. It counts among its major religions Lutheran,
Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1
AM, 265 FM, 1 Short Wave and 169 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Kebnekaise, its highest point at 2,111 meters and a reclaimed bay of Lake Hammarsjon, its
lowest point at –2.41 meters. Its principal waterway is the Gulf of Bothnia, Baltic Sea and Kattegat Bay, which measures
2,052 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are iron and steel, precision equipment,
wood pulp and paper products, processed foods and motor vehicles. Its official currency is Swedish Krona.

Here’s something you may not know about Sweden. The Nobel Prize Ceremonies are held in Sweden and Norway every
year on December 10th. The Nobel Prizes were founded by the Swedish inventor and entrepreneur Alfred Nobel, who
invented dynamite in 1866.
Lake Vattern
Trelleborg is the
southern most town in
Traditional Swedish
lutefisk with extras
such as potatoes,
bacon and mashed
Visby on Gotland
Island in the Baltic Sea
Nedre Halge Arsal Bay
of Lake Hammmersjon-
Sweden's lowest point
Windmill in Faro,
northern Gotland
Tradtional Swedish
Stockholm- Sweden's
capital and largest city
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Kebnekaise view from
Tuolpagorni- Sweden's
highest point
Eman River in
southern Sweden
Lake Vanern
Unknown shipwreck on
Ystad coastline on the
Baltic Sea
Goteborg on Kattegat
Ice flows reflect sunset
on the Vasterbotten
shore on the Gulf of
Sami person in  
traditional clothes with
a reindeer
The 17th Century
Wasa in the Vasa
Museum, Stockholm
Abisko National Park in
Sweden's north near
the Norwegian border
Torne River looking
towards Tornio, Finland
Stromstad- Sweden's
westernmost point on
the Skagerrak
Tornio Valley-
Sweden's easternmost
point on the border
with Finland
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