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Facts about Sweden
Capital:      Stockholm
Language:     Swedish
Population:   9.4 million
Currency:     Swedish krona
Area:         174,000 sq mi
              (450,000 km²)
Political     Parliamentary
system:       democracy

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Welcome to Sweden's official website. Experience Sweden on the web through facts, music,
films, stories and images — and don't miss our blogs. You'll also find us on Facebook, Twitter,
YouTube and Flickr.

20 things to know before moving to Sweden
by: Lola Akinmade-Åkerström

As diverse as Sweden is, there are a few societal norms that are distinctly Swedish.
Understanding a handful of them will hopefully prepare you culturally before you relocate.
When you're invited home to a Swede, you better be on time and take your shoes off, writes
expat Lola Akinmade-Åkerström.

       Prepare for Sweden

How far can English take you in Sweden?
by: Maria Kapla and Johannes Ståhlberg

Sweden is a country where almost everyone can speak English. So why bother to learn Swedish?
Edina Varnagy from Hungary managed with English for a whole year but then found that
Swedish could open doors – to a job, a social life and greater understanding.

      Read more about learning Swedish

Sweden in brief: Facts, emblems and map
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. Its
distinctive yellow and blue flag is one of the national emblems that reflect centuries of history
between Sweden and its Nordic neighbors.

      Read more facts about Sweden in our fact sheet

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Cured rainbow trout served blackened

Aug 11, 2011

Flickr favorite: Läppstiftet

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Bee Urban brings honey to town

Aug 11, 2011

Building 4-star hotels – for insects

Watch — Sweden's official film player

Last year, French filmmaker Valerie Toumayan went to Stockholm to capture her favorite
Swedish artists live on home ground. Sounds of Stockholm features over a dozen acts — Ane
Brun, Peter Bjorn & John, Rebekka Karijord and Jennie Abrahamson to name just a few. There
are hundreds of additional films available at Sweden's official film player,

Experience Swedish music

Step into's music room to experience some of the best Swedish music.
ABBA and Roxette led the way for many Swedish musicians who have made it big
outside of Sweden. Listen to pop star Robyn (right), metal band Entombed and indie
pop band Peter Bjorn And John, among many others.

Go to the music room to feel the Swedish beat

Aug 11, 2011

Borg: growth forecast under revision

Aug 11, 2011

Police storm occupied Libyan embassy

Aug 11, 2011

Reinfeldt: eurozone crisis 'of your own making'
Aug 11, 2011

Swedish inflation climbs in July

Aug 11, 2011

CIA terror deportee released from Cairo jail

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Micky Badar (Bathing Micky) took home the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2010. It was the first time
since 1953 that a Swedish short film won an official prize at Cannes.

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