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Sweden is one of the Europe’s largest, and least populated, countries in Europe. It is known for its extended coastline, pristine lakes, and climactic and natural diversity. Its northern regions are home to bears and wolves while deer and wild boar flourish in the southern regions.
A Nordic country, Sweden is bordered by Norway to the west; Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia to the east; the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway
A peaceful nation, Sweden has not been involved in any war since 1814.
Population and language
There are 9.5 million people in Sweden, the vast majority in the southern region of the country. The vast majority of residents are Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities. There are also many foreign nationals and first generation born immigrants from throughout Europe. Swedish is the official language and the country is predominantly Lutheran.
Major cities and tourist destinations
Stockholm (pop: 1.25 million), Göteborg (504,084), Malmö (261,548), Uppsala (127,734), Kista (120,000)
In 1910, Sweden became the first European country to establish national parks. Today there are dozens of national parks and nature reserves. Among the most popular is Sarek national park, a completely untamed wilderness that has no amenities, just raw nature. Padjelanta, the home of the reindeer, is more visitor-friendly but also offers beautiful surroundings.
While sunbathing may not be the first thing that pops to mind when thinking of Sweden, there are several popular beaches, such as the one found on the Baltic island of Gotland. The area also attracts a lot of cyclists.
Lake Siljan is located in central Sweden and is a popular summer destination. Thousands of visitors come to Leksand to see the midsummer pole erected. Not far away from there is Rättvik, renowned for its folk dancing.
The bear park in Orsa is also a tourist favorite. Take a unique day trip and visit some of Sweden’s mines, including the copper mine of Falun, Dalarna and the iron-ore mines of Kiruna and Gällivare in Lapland.
Considering its geography, Sweden—at least the southern portion— has a surprising climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, a warm ocean current that flows off Norway’s west coast.
Summers are sunny and comfortably mildly warm. Winters are cold in the south; frigid in the north.
Sweden used to be an agricultural economy but is now a wealthy industrial country with a hefty gross domestic product of $536 billion. Sweden, which has opted not to join the European Union, has blended capitalism with extensive social welfare benefits. Major exports include machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, wood, iron, and steel products. Imports include petroleum and petroleum products, food products, and clothing.
The country’s main airports are Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Gøteborg City Airport, Malmö Airport Sturup and Umeå Airport. Visitors can then either take high-speed trains (Arlanda Express), airport/buses, or commuter trains into the city. Once in Stockholm, travel is easy via the subway, city buses, or taxis.
Trains are the preferred mode of travel in the country although rental cars are readily available. There is also ferry service to Oslo.
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