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Sweden's Information

Flag of Sweden
Land Area 410,335 km2
Water Area 39,960 km2
Total Area 450,295km2 (#55)
Population 9,880,604 (#89)
Population Density 24.08/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $498.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $49,700
Currency Krona (SEK)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • ABBA music group
  • Ace of Base music group
  • Maud Adams actress
  • Hans Alfredson author
  • Hugo Alfven composer, conductor, violinist
  • Jonas Erik "Basshunter" Altberg musician
  • Amon Amarth music group
  • Benny Andersson composer, musician
  • Bibi Andersson actress
  • Harriet Andersson actress
  • Roy Andersson film director
  • Kurt Atterberg composer
  • Pernilla August actress
  • John Bauer artist, illustrator
  • Ingmar Bergman film director
  • Ingrid Bergman actress
  • Baron Jons Jakob Berzelius chemist, author
  • Elsa Beskow author, illustrator
  • Jussi Bjorling opera singer
  • Bjorn Borg tennis player
  • Karin Boye poet, author
  • Kenny Brack race car driver
  • Hjalmar Branting former prime minister
  • May Britt actress
  • Arvid CarlssonI scientist, nobel prize laureate
  • Charles XI king
  • Charles XII king
  • Charles XIII king
  • Charles XIV king
  • Queen Christina after abdicating her throne, she lived in rome and was an active proponent of religious freedom and a patroness of the arts
D - E
  • Stig Dagerman author
  • Alexandra Dahlstrom actress
  • Nils Gustaf Dalen inventor, nobel prize laureate
  • Amy Diamond singer
  • Stefan Edberg tennis player
  • Anita Ekberg actress
  • Gunnar Ekelof poet
  • Britt Ekland film director
  • Gosta Ekman, Jr. actor
  • Gosta Ekman, Sr. actor
  • Hasse Ekman film director, actor
  • Eric XIV king
  • John Ericsson inventor
  • Lars Magnus Ericsson founder ericcson company
  • Sven Erixson artist
  • Europe music group

F - G

  • Agnetha Faltskog singer
  • Nils Ferlin poet
  • Peter Forsberg hockey player
  • Gustaf Froding poet
  • Greta Garbo actress
  • Nicolai Gedda opera singer
  • Jose Gonzalezsinger, songwriter
  • Gillis Grafstrom olympic medalist, figure skating
  • Isaac Grunewald artist
  • Jan Guillou author
  • Carl XVI Gustaf king
  • Tomas Gustafson olympic medalist, speed skating
  • Toini Gustafsson olympic medalist, skiing
  • Gustav Vasa first crowned king of sweden
  • Gustav II (Gustaf Adolf the Great) king
H - K
  • Lasse Hallstrom film director
  • Dag Hammarskjold diplomat, economist, former secretary general of united nations
  • Lars Hanson actor
  • Hellacopters music group
  • Krister Henriksson actor
  • Sigrid Hjerten artist
  • Gunilla Hutton actress, singer
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic footballer
  • John III king
  • Eyvind Johnson author, nobel laureate
  • Erland Josephson actor
  • Ernst Josephson artist
  • Ingvar Kamprad founder IKEA
  • Erik Axel Karfeldt poet, nobel laureate
  • Selma Lagerlof author, nobel laureate
  • Carl Larsson artist
  • Henrik Larsson footballer
  • Stieg Larsson journalist, author

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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