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flag Sweden Sweden: Introduction

Capital: Stockholm


Total Population: 9,592,552
Natural Increase: 0.8%
Density: 24 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 85.5%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Malmo (1,340,000); Stockholm (1,252,000); Gothenburg (916,000); Uppsala (130,000); Västerås (110,000).
Ethnic Origins: 90% Swedish, 3% Finnish, 7% Other.
Official Language: Swedish.
Other Languages Spoken: The recognized minority languages are: Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli, Yiddish and Romani.
Business Language(s): Swedish and English are used in business, German is spoken in hotels and shops.
Religion: 80% Evangelical-Lutheran. 8 religions are recognized, besides the Church of Sweden.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Stockholm

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

Country Overview

Area: 447,420 km²
Type of State: The Kingdom of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy based on a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
Considered as world’s one of the most highly developed post-industrial societies; highest level of taxation in the world; an economy which is based on the high-technology sector; high unemployment rate since the economic crisis
HDI*: 0.898/1
HDI (World Rank): 12/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Sweden, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Sweden, Dial +46
Internet Suffix: .se
Computers: 88.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 45.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 94.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 120,077148,946176,606162,575158,372
Exports of Goods (million USD) 130,958158,549187,027172,424167,497
Imports of Services (million USD) 45,30946,65554,11354,19557,437
Exports of Services (million USD) 58,55660,60870,53970,57074,975

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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