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Where is Sweden?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Sweden covers 410,335 square kilometers of land and 39,960 square kilometers of water, making it the 56th largest nation in the world with a total area of 450,295 square kilometers.

Sweden was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1523. The population of Sweden is 9,103,788 (2012) and the nation has a density of 22 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). As well, the people of Sweden are refered to as Swedish.

The dialing code for the country is 46 and the top level internet domain for Swedish sites is .se.

Sweden shares land borders with 2 countries: Finland, Norway.

To learn more, visit our detailed Sweden section.

Quick facts

Population 9,103,788
Density 22.2 / km2 ( 57.5 / mi2 )
Language Swedish
Independence Year 1523
Capital Stockholm (Stockholm)
Currency Swedish Krona
GDP 571,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 62,721 (2014 data)
Land Area 410,335 km2 (158,431 mi2)
Water Area 39,960 km2 (15,429 mi2)
Neighbouring Country Finland
Minimum Longitude 10.980
Maximum Longitude 24.160
Mininum Latitude 55.340
Maximum Latitude 69.060

What is the capital of Sweden?

map showing the location of Sweden
Location of Stockholm on a map.

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. It has a population of 1,253,309, and is located on a latitue of 59.33 and longitude of 18.06.

Stockholm is also the political center of Sweden, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Stockholm, the Capital Of Sweden

City Stockholm
Country Sweden
Population 1,253,309
Longitude 18.06490000
Latitude 59.33258000
Elevation 28 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Sweden

Rank City Population
#1Stockholm1,253,309
#2Goeteborg504,084
#3Malmoe261,548
#4Uppsala127,734
#5Vasteras107,194
#6Orebro98,573
#7Linkoping96,732
#8Helsingborg91,025
#9Huddinge90,182
#10Jonkoping83,202
#11Norrkoping82,903
#12Lund76,263
#13Haninge74,968
#14Umea74,005
#15Gavle68,635
#16Solna66,909
#17Boras63,223
#18Bromma61,000
#19Soedertaelje60,279
#20Vaexjoe59,600

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.