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About Sweden in detail
Where is Sweden?
Sweden, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 59 20 N 18 03 E otherwise in Europe, in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway.
What is the capital of Sweden?
The capital city of Sweden is: Stockholn.
What is the time in Stockholn?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Stockholn is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Sweden?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Sweden is: .se
What is the size of Sweden?
The territory of Sweden is total: 450,295 sq km; land: 410,335 sq km, water: 39,960 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Sweden is slightly larger than California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Sweden, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,211 km.
What is the water coverage of Sweden?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Sweden is covered by water (see below), and this includes 3,218 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Sweden?
The climate of Sweden is temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers: subarctic in north.
Geographical data of Sweden
The elevation of Sweden; mean elevation: 320 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: reclaimed bay of Lake Hammarsjon, near Kristianstad -2.4 m, highest point: Kebnekaise 2,111 m.
The typical geographical details of Sweden include mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Sweden is strategic location along Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas.
Resources and land use of Sweden
The country’s main mined products are iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 7.5%; arable land 6.4%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 1.1%; forest: 68.7%; other: 23.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Sweden
The number of inhabitants of Sweden is 9,880,604 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most Swedes live in the south where there the climate is more mild and there is better connectivity to mainland Europe; population clusters are found all along the Baltic coast in the east; the interior areas of the north remain sparsely populated.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 85.8% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Sweden is concentrated in STOCKHOLM (capital) 1.486 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Sweden
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks.
Spoken languages in Sweden
The spoken languages in Sweden are the following: Swedish (official language), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities.
What are the most important religions in Sweden?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%.
Further population data of Sweden
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 17.28% (male 878,463 / female 829,266) 15-24 years: 11.63% (male 591,495 / female 557,229) 25-54 years: 39.38% (male 1,976,752 / female 1,914,623) 55-64 years: 11.58% (male 574,175 / female 570,424) 65 years and over: 20.12% (male 915,861 / female 1,072,316) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Sweden is 0.81% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Sweden the birth rate is 12 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Sweden the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Sweden, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Sweden are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 11.9% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Sweden
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living with its combination of free-market capitalism and extensive welfare benefits. Sweden remains outside the euro zone largely out of concern that joining the European Economic and Monetary Union would diminSweden’s economy experienced modest growth in 2014-16, with real GDP growth above 2%, but continues to struggle with deflationary pressure..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Sweden is $517.4 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Sweden is 3.6% (2016 estimate) 4.2% (2015 estimate) 2.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Sweden this is $49,700 (2016 estimate) $48,800 (2015 estimate) $47,400 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Sweden produces?
The main agricultural products of Sweden are barley, wheat, sugar beets; meat, milk.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles.
Drinking water source in Sweden
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Sweden
In Sweden the average number of childbirth is 1.88 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Sweden
The average age of the population is total: 41.2 years; male: 40.2 years, female: 42.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Sweden it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Sweden is 5.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Sweden; in the case of a child born out of wedlock, the mother must be a citizen of Sweden and the father unknown. Dual citizenship recognized: no, unless the other citizenship was acquired involuntarilyresidency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Sweden a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Sweden
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Sweden density of the hospital beds is 2.7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Sweden the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Sweden the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Sweden is 22% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Sweden? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Sweden are ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic.
More interesting facts about Sweden
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Sweden: 6 June 1523 (Gustav VASA elected king of Sweden marking the abolishment of the Kalmar Union between Denmark, Norway, and Sweden).
The flag and other symbols of Sweden
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, blue with a golden yellow cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); the colors reflect those of the Swedish coat of arms - three gold crowns on a blue field.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Sweden: three crowns, lion; national colors: blue, yellow.
Constitution of Sweden
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Sweden?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Sweden is civil law system influenced by Roman-Germanic law and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Sweden, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament or Riksdag (349 seats; 310 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 39 members in "at-large" seats directly elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 14 September 2014 (next to be held in September 2018)election results: percent of vote by party - SAP 31.0%, M 23.3%, SD 12.9%, MP 6.9%, C 6.1%, V 5.7%, FP 5.4%, KD 4.6%, others 4.1%; seats by party - SAP 113, M 84, SD 49, MP 25, C 22, V 21, FP 19, KD 16.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Sweden
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Sweden the labor force is 5.277 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Sweden is total: 2.6 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 2.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Sweden is 6.9% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Sweden, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3.4% highhest 10%: 24% (2012).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Sweden the GINI index is .30,2 (2014 estimate).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Sweden the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3.4% highhest 10%: 24% (2012).
About the budget and central governments debt of Sweden
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Sweden is; revenues: $248.3 billion, expenditures: $250.2 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 48% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Sweden is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Sweden
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 0.8% (2016 estimate), 0% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 2% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Sweden
Sweden, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Sweden is: $147.3 billion (2016 estimate), $151.1 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals (2012 estimate).
The most important imported products are: machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 17.9%, Netherlands 8.1%, Norway 7.8%, Denmark 7.7%, China 6%, UK 5.5%, Finland 4.6%, France 4.3%, Belgium 4.3% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Sweden
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Sweden, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 43% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 22.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Sweden, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Sweden; highly developed telecommunications infrastructure; ranked among leading countries for fixed-line, mobile-cellular, Internet and broadband penetrationdomestic: coaxial and multiconductor cables carry most of the voice traffic; parallel microwave radio relay systems carry some additional telephone channelsinternational: country code - 46; submarine cables provide links to other Nordic countries and Europe; satellite earth stations - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Eutelsat, and 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions); note - Sweden shares the Inmarsat earth station (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Sweden
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Sweden: 231 (2013), and the number of heliports: 2 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Sweden: total: 579,564 km (includes 1,913 km of expressways), paved: 135,444 km, unpaved: 444,412 km, note: includes 104,705 km of state roads, 433,034 km of private roads, and 41,825 km of municipal roads (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Sweden: 2,052 km (2010).
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Facts about Sweden
Name of the country: conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden, conventional short form: Sweden, local long form: Konungariket Sverige, local short form: Sverige, etymology: name ultimately derives from the North Germanic Svear tribe, which inhabited central Sweden and is first mentioned in the first centuries A.D..
|Abbrevation: Sweden||Geographic coordinates:
62 00 N, 15 00 E
|Capital of Sweden: Stockholn||GPS of the Capital:
59 20 N 18 03 E
|Position: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway|
|Land area: total: 450,295 sq km; land: 410,335 sq km, water: 39,960 sq km||Terrain: mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west
||Area comparative: slightly larger than California|
|Population: 9,880,604 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.81% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.85 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $147.3 billion (2016 estimate), $151.1 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $134.9 billion (2016 estimate), $137.3 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 17.9%, Netherlands 8.1%, Norway 7.8%, Denmark 7.7%, China 6%, UK 5.5%, Finland 4.6%, France 4.3%, Belgium 4.3% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 85.8% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): STOCKHOLM (capital) 1.486 million (2015)||Median age: total: 41.2 years; male: 40.2 years, female: 42.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 8.881 million. Percent of population: 90.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 3,554,665. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 36 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 12.639 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 129 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.9% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Swede(s) adjective: Swedish||National holidays: National Day, 6 June (1983)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 82.1 years. Male: 80.2 years, female: 84.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.88 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 12 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: civil law system influenced by Roman-Germanic law and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles||Industrial production growth rate: 4.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.6% (2016 estimate) 4.2% (2015 estimate) 2.3% (2014 estimate)|
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