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 EU and the EEA.


The official language is Swedish. English is taught as the first foreign language and is widely understood.

International Direct Dialling Code

00 46

International Country Code



Capital: Stockholm

Principal Ports

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

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz


1 Swedish krona (SEK) = 100 oere.

Journey Planning


One hour ahead of GMT (one hour ahead of BST).

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