Where is Sweden?

Located in Northern Europe, Sweden has a 2,211.00 km border with Finland (545 km) and Norway (1,666 km). It has a 3,218.00 km coastline. The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Sweden is a European country covering 450,295.00 km2 of which 8.87% is water and 410,335.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 55th largest country in the world and almost three times the size of Georgia slightly larger than California. Its geographic coordinates are 62 00 N, 15 00 E and Stockholm is the capital city.

The name derives itself from the North Germanic Svear tribe.

Its ISO code is SE.

Geography

Sweden has a mean elevation of 320 m above sea level.

It has a temperate climate that varies greatly with altitude, from cold and cloudy and humid summers. Its terrain is mostly flat with gentle rolling lowlands, and mountains in the west.

Population

Sweden has a population of 9,880,604 making it the 89th largest in the world. The majority of the population lives in the southern region.

Swedish is the official language. The major ethnic groups are described as Swedes, Finnish, and Sami minorities. A large percentage of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden.

The dialing code for the country is 46.

Government

Sweden is an independent country. It gained independence in 1523. Its constitution was last ratified in 1974.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Sweden's GDP is $498,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $49,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 38th largest economy and its citizens the 25th richest in the world. The currency of Sweden is the Krona (SEK).

Its major export partners are Norway, Germany, and the United States. Its main exports are machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp, and wood. Its major import partners are Germany, the Netherlands, and Norway. Its major imports include machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017