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Map of Sweden

Area in square kilometers

449,964 km2
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As diverse as Sweden is, there are a few societal norms that are distinctly Swedish. Understanding a handful of them will hopefully prepare you culturally before you relocate. When you're invited home to a Swede, you better be on time and take your shoes off, writes expat Lola Akinmade-Åkerström.
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14% foreign-born and another 4% born in Sweden of two foreign-born parents. e. ^ Since 3 September 1967. f. ^ The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states. The .
At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of approximately 9.4 million.
mountainous regions and some northern parts of Sweden are covered in snow for much of the year, and only 8% of the country is given over to agriculture. Climate: Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; sub-arctic in the north.
Sweden has one of the world's longest life expectancies and lowest birth rates. The country counts at least 20,000 indigenous Sami among its population. About one in every five Swedes is an immigrant or has at least one foreign-born parent.
Sweden has an extensive child-care system that guarantees a place for all young children ages two through six in a public day-care facility. From ages seven to 16, children participate in compulsory education.
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The patient, a middle-aged man from the south of Sweden, "has not been to Germany and there is no obvious link to Germany.
Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries in Northern Europe, with a population of about 9.3 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron).
well as the Gulf of Bothnia, which separates Sweden from most of Finland.
Sweden is a monarchy by constitution, but king Carl XVI Gustaf has no executive power. The country has a long tradition of Lutheran-Protestant Christianity, but today's Sweden is a secular state with few church-goers.
Sweden is a northern European country that is seen by many people as a guardian of liberalism and tolerance.
Sweden Democrats and called on other parties to support him, a declaration that suggested that Sweden may be headed for a minority government.
authority said the Sweden Democrats won 5.7 percent of the vote and 20 seats.
During this time, Sweden was one of the great European powers. In Swedish, the period is called Stormaktstiden, literally meaning "the Great Power Era".
subsequent Scanian War, Sweden was able to maintain her empire only by support of her closest ally, France. Charles XI of Sweden consolidated the empire and ensured a period of peace, before Russia, Saxony and Denmark started a concerted attack on his successor, Charles XII.
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Sweden has some of the most unique hotels in the world. Don’t miss our top list of unique places to stay, all very different when it comes to design, luxury and originality.
While visitor numbers to Sweden continue to climb and the country is the most visited among the Nordic nations, Swedes elect to retreat to their country cottages for their holidays, new figures from two tourist organisations show.
* Sweden tourism heads for new record year (9 Jun 11) "Sweden is not competing with the large holiday destinations but we are creating a niche as a modern country with a strong connection to nature and tradition,” said Thomas Brühl, CEO of VisitSweden, in
internet-savvy and well-travelled holidaymakers, Sweden comes in ninth on the list of the favourite holiday destinations in the world. According to Brühl, the exotic nature experiences in combination with a modern lifestyle that is piquing people's interest.
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Sweden, The instrumental version of the national anthem of Sweden. Country, eastern Scandinavian Peninsula, northern Europe. Area: 173,860 sq mi (450,295 sq km). Population: (2010 est.) 9,381,000. Capital: Stockholm.
Sweden has three traditional regions: mountainous Norrland covers about three-fifths of the country and has vast forests and large ore deposits; Svealand has undulating glacial ridges and contains most of the country’s 90,000 lakes; and Götaland comprises the stony Småland
About 15% of Sweden lies north of the Arctic Circle. The economy is largely based on services, heavy industries, and international trade. Sweden has large deposits of iron ore; industries include mining, lumbering, steel manufacturing, and tourism.
* Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union * About the Government Offices Swedish Government - * Statsminister Fredrik Reinfeldt Fredrik Reinfeldt
* How Sweden is governed Search Prime Minister's Office, Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union, 29 June 2011 "A swelling EU budget without downscaling" - The European Commission today presented its proposal for
Sweden's Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council At the meeting of foreign ministers in Murmansk on 15 October 2009, Sweden took over the Chairmanship of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) from Russia for the next two years.
Map of SwedenMap of Sweden Sovereign: King Carl XVI Gustaf (1973) Prime Minister: Fredrik Reinfeldt (2006) Land area: 158,927 sq mi (411,621 sq km); total area: 173,731 sq mi (449,964 sq km) Population (2010 est.
Sweden Main Page 2. Socialist Policy Dominates Sweden for Most of the 20th Century and Into the 21st 3.
Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe and is one-tenth larger than California.
be the difference between Colombia and Sweden in Group C’s opening encounter in Leverkusen.
* Nilla Fischer (L) of Sweden is challenged by Lady Andrade of Colombia * Player of Sweden celebrate * Daniela Montoya (L) of Colombia and Caroline Seger of Sweden battle for the ball * Swedish players embrace
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Sweden has promoted women's rights for decades, and more recently was a pioneer among European countries in allowing gay and lesbian couples to legalize their partnerships and adopt children. Gender studies permeate academic life in Sweden.