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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
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Many travelers feel that Sweden's main attraction is its landscape, especially in the mountains of the "Midnight Sun" and along the southwestern coastline in the Bohuslan area.

Major magnets for visitors include the southern beaches, winter ski areas near Are, the natural beauty of Lapland, including Kebnekaise and Jukkasjarvi (the Ice Hotel), Lakes Siljan, Storsjon, Vanern and Vattern, boat tours along the Gota Canal and Gotland Island.

Stockholm, the beautiful and clean capital city, is built on fourteen islands. The water is crystal clear and people fish in the city center. There's much to do in and around Stockholm, but a must-see is Gamla Stan (or Old Town), and the shops and restaurants along its many winding streets.

  • Calling Code: 46
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: May through July are the most popular times to visit as days are pleasant, often sunny, with average high temps in the mid-70's. Mid-60's are common in the north and western mountains. Late fall days are crisp and cool, and easy to enjoy.

    In the mountains of the far north, summer temps seldom exceed 50°F (10° C), and much colder conditions and snow are possible at anytime.

    Above the Arctic Circle the summer sun never completely sets and days are long and bright. Winter days across much of Sweden are shorter, and available daylight is muted and less intense.



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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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