Sweden - facts & figures 
The Kingdom of Sweden has the largest population and is the largest of the Nordic countries. It is separated from Norway on the West with Scandinavian mountain range, and from Finland in the East with Gulf of Bothnia, which  is situated on the northern tip of the Baltic Sea. Approximately 53% of the area is covered by forests, and the location of the country extending over almost 1,600 km long from South to North makes the area extremely diversed, both in terms of landscape, climate and culture.

Area: 450,000 km²
Population: 10,142,686 inhabitants in 2018
Capital: Stockholm (2,315,612 inhabitants in 2014)
Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib 
Currency: Swedish Kroner, SEK, 1 Krone = 100 Øre
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy 
Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber 
Head of State: King Carl XVI Gustaf (since 1973)
Head of government: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (since 2014)
GDP per capita: 58,345 EUR (in 2017)
Religion: 82% belong to the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church. 


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