a few words about Sweden

Sweden (or, the Kingdom of Sweden) is located on the Scandinavian Peninsula, along with Norway, which it is situated to the east of.

The population of Sweden is around 10 million people.

Sizing in at 450.000 square meters, it is the largest of the three Scandinavian countries (and the third largest country in the EU) – and, with it’s before mentioned 10 million inhabitants, also the largest in regards to population.

Regarding weather, Sweden is very similar to Norway, in the sense that it varies greatly between the north and the south. The southern part of Sweden has a mild climate (when compared to other places at the same latitude), with an average high temperature of 20⁰C-25⁰C in the summer, and an average temperature of -4⁰C to -2⁰C. In the north, however, the summers are shorter and quite a bit cooler – and winters are longer, colder and snowier, with the temperature often dropping below freezing from September all the way through the month of May.

Like the other Scandinavian countries, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy, with royalty holding very little political and legislative power.

The country has been a member of the European Union since 1995. Like Denmark, however, has chosen not to adopt the Euro, which is the universal currency of the EU. The official currency in Sweden is Swedish Kroner (SEK).

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm, which is also the largest city in the country.

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