|Government||Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy|
|Currency||Swedish Krona (SEK)|
|Population||9,067,049 (March 2006)|
|Language||Swedish, large Finnish speaking minority (470 000, RUAB 2005), most people speak English|
|Religion||23% theist (mainly Lutheran with muslim and catholic minorities), 76% nontheist (including 23% atheist)|
|Electricity||230V/50Hz (European plug)|
|Time Zone||UTC +1|
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). The Baltic Sea lies to the east of Sweden, as well as the Gulf of Bothnia, which separates Sweden from most of Finland.