Map of Sweden and country flag

Sweden is a country in Northern Europe. The Baltic Sea borders it to the south, the Gulf of Bothnia, Norway to the west, and Finland to the northeast. The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm, which is located in the country’s south-east.

Country Profile

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The country has a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy. Since 1974, Sweden’s monarch has been limited to ceremonial duties, such as opening parliament. Sweden joined the United Nations in 1946 and the European Union in 1995.
Sweden built its welfare in the early 20th century. Under the welfare system, Swedes have access to publicly funded health care and help for the unemployed, children and the elderly.
Sweden mainly has a temperate climate, with a subarctic climate in the northern regions and a humid continental climate in the central region. The country has four distinct seasons. The winters in the northern regions have particularly cold and snowy weather.
There are various mountains and lakes spread throughout Sweden, the largest of which are Mount Kebnekaise and Lake VΓ€nern . Large forests cover over half of the country. Beech and oak trees are mainly found in the southern region, pine and spruce trees in the boreal region, and spruce trees in the alpine region. The country also has 29 national parks and various wildlife sanctuaries.
Some of Sweden’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions include the Royal Palace in Stockholm, the Icehotel in JukkasjΓ€rvi, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm.

Sweden: Stats and Facts

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