Fröseke - a view over the lake


 

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Sweden in Brief »

 
Facts:
Area: 450,000 km² (174,000 sq. mi.), third largest country in Western Europe
Forests: 53%
Mountains: 11%
Cultivated land: 8%
Lakes and rivers: 9%
Longest north-south distance: 1,574 km (978 mi.)
Longest east-west distance: 499 km (310 mi.)

Capital: Stockholm

Population: 9 million inhabitants

Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib (a Gypsy language).

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy.
Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber.

Religion: 80% belong to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.
Average life expectancy: men 78 years, women 82 years.

Most important export goods: Electrical and telecom equipment, machinery, passenger cars,  paper,  pharmaceuticals, iron and steel.

Most important imported goods: Electrical and telecom equipment,  machinery, foodstuffs, crude oil,  textile products, footwear, passenger cars.  

Average temperatures
JANUARY JULY
Malmö -0.2° C (+31.6° F) + 16.8° C (62.2° F)
Stockholm -2.8° C (+27.0° F) +17.2° C (63.0° F)
Kiruna -16.0° C (+3.2° F) +12.8° C (55.0° F)

Daylight 
 JANUARY 1 JULY 1
Malmö 7 hours 17 hours
Stockholm  6 hours 18 hours
Kiruna  0 hours 24 hours

 

 

 

 


 

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