Introduction

Summary

Constitutional monarchy occupying eastern half of the Scandinavian peninsula. Bounded on the west by Norway and on the east by Finland, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea. One of the OECD countries. Member of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Cities

Capital: Stockholm

Principal Ports

Gothenburg, Halmstad, Helsingborg, Malmo, Norrkoping, Stockholm, Vasteras

Population

9.9 million

International Country Code

SE

Language(s)

Swedish. English widely understood.

Religion

Predominantly Christian with an Evangelical Lutheran majority.

Literacy Rate

99%

Emergency Services

The emergency telephone numbers are: Police — 112, Ambulance — 112 and Fire — 112.

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