Facts about Sweden

  • Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Forests: 53% Mountains: 11% Cultivated land: 8% Lakes and rivers: 9% Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km) Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km)
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9.3 million inhabitants
  • Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib
  • Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
  • Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber
  • Religion: 80% belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden
  • Life expectancy: men 79 years, women 83 years
  • Most important export goods: Electronic and telecom equipment, machinery, passenger cars, paper, pharmaceuticals, iron and steel
  • Most important imported goods: Electronic and telecom equipment, machinery, foodstuffs, crude oil, textile products, footwear and passenger cars

Average temperatures

JANUARY JULY
Malmö +31.6°F (-0.2°C) 62.2°F (+16.8°C)
Stockholm +27.0°F (-2.8°C) 63.0°F (+17.2°C)
Kiruna +3.2°F (-16.0°C) 55.0°F (+12.8°C)

Daylight

JANUARY JULY
Malmö +31.6°F (-0.2°C) 62.2°F (+16.8°C)
Stockholm +27.0°F (-2.8°C) 63.0°F (+17.2°C)
Kiruna +3.2°F (-16.0°C) 55.0°F (+12.8°C)

Source:www.sweden.se

FACTS ABOUT SWEDEN

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