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Nordic country in Northern Europe

  • Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area.
  • It has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre.
  • Urban population is about 85%.
  • Between 1850 and 1910 more than one million Swedes migrated to the USA.
  • About 87% of the population of Sweden practises the Lutheran religion.
  • They have the longest life expectancy in Europe, 80.5 years.
  • Its largest city, Stockholm, is its capital.
  • It is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy form of government.
  • It is the world's most equal country in terms of income.
  • It has the third lowest infant mortality rate in the world.
  • On an average, Swedish women have their first child at 30 years.
  • They have the highest percentage of working mothers in the developed world. 76% women go to work.
  • The Nobel Prize Ceremonies are held in Sweden and Norway every year on December 10th.
  • Sweden has the highest number of McDonald restaurants, per capita, in Europe.
  • The largest shopping mall of Europe is ‘Nordstan’, in Gothenburg..
  • They have the highest number of nuclear plants per capita in Europe, with 10 reactors for 9 million inhabitants.
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