City Map Sweden full

Sweden, officially known as the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country located in Northern Europe. Here are some key facts and information about Sweden:

  1. Capital and Largest City: Stockholm is both the capital and the largest city in Sweden.
  2. Geography: Sweden is known for its varied geography, which includes forests, lakes, and a long coastline along the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. It shares land borders with Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast.
  3. Population: As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, Sweden had a population of around 10.4 million people.
  4. Language: Swedish is the official language of Sweden.
  5. Government: Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. The Swedish monarch has a largely ceremonial role, while the country is governed by elected officials. The Swedish Parliament, known as the Riksdag, is responsible for making and passing laws.
  6. Economy: Sweden has a highly developed and export-oriented economy. It is known for its strong welfare system, and it combines a capitalist economic model with a robust welfare state. Key industries include manufacturing, services, and high-tech sectors.
  7. Currency: The official currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK).
  8. Education: Sweden places a strong emphasis on education. It has a well-developed system of both primary and higher education. Many Swedish universities and colleges offer education to international students.
  9. Culture: Swedish culture is rich and diverse. It has made significant contributions to art, design, literature, and music. Sweden is famous for its pop music and bands like ABBA and Roxette. It is also known for its design aesthetics, with brands like IKEA and H&M gaining international recognition.
  10. Nobel Prizes: The Nobel Prizes, which include the Nobel Peace Prize, were established by the will of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. These prestigious awards are presented annually in Stockholm and Oslo, Norway.
  11. Outdoor Activities: Sweden is known for its love of the outdoors. It offers numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, and exploring its many national parks and nature reserves.
  12. Cuisine: Traditional Swedish cuisine often includes dishes like meatballs, herring, and gravlax. Sweden is also known for its tradition of “fika,” which is a coffee break with pastries or snacks.
  13. Transportation: Sweden has an extensive and efficient transportation system, including a network of roads and railways. It is also known for its high-speed trains and well-maintained road infrastructure.
  14. Social Welfare: Sweden is renowned for its strong social welfare system, offering universal healthcare, education, and a high standard of living.
  15. History: Sweden has a rich history, including a period as a major European power during the 17th century. It has remained largely peaceful and neutral in international conflicts, including both World Wars.
Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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