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Sweden Travel Guide


Quick Facts
Capital Stockholm
Government Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
Currency Swedish Krona (SEK)
Area 450,295 km2
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)
Calling Code +46
Internet TLD .se
Time Zone UTC +1

For other places with the same name, see Sweden (disambiguation).

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.

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