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Sweden

Official English Name: Kingdom of Sweden

Official Local Name(s): Konungariket Sverige

Common English Name: Sweden

Capital: Stockholm

REGION
Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Norway (West)
Finland (Northeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Gulf of Bothnia (East)
Baltic Sea (Southeast)
TOTAL AREA
450,295 km2 (91.1% land, 8.9% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Iron ore
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Gold
Silver
Tungsten
Uranium
Arsenic
Feldspar
Timber
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Ice floes
DEMONYM
Swede
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Swedish (87.4%)
Finnish (0.9%)
Iraqi (0.9%)
South Asian (0.6%)
Polish (0.6%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Swedish
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Finnish
Sami
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (50.7%)
Atheist (38.5%)
Muslim (3.7%)
Roman Catholic (2.2%)
Orthodox (1.3%)
POPULATION
9,979,794
LARGEST CITY
Stockholm (923,516)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Göteborg (548,190)
Malmö (322,574)
Uppsala (210,126)
Linköping (152,966)
Västerås (145,218)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Carl XVI Gustaf
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
21 Counties
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
6 June 1523 (formation of kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Three crowns
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Du Gamla, Du Fria
GDP PER CAPITA
$47,900 (USD)
CURRENCY
kr (Swedish Krona)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = 9.21 kr
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.se
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+46

Singing is a popular pastime in Sweden.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sw.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SW (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.scb.se/en_/ (National and city population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 3 December 2016