Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen. Sweden is a northern European country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula. Its topography consists mainly of flat or gently rolling lowlands but there are mountains in its western areas near Norway. Its highest point, Kebnekaise at 6,926 feet (2,111 m) is located here.
Key cities in Sweden include: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Uppsala, Sollentuna, vasteras, Orebro, Linkoping, helsingborg, Jonkoping, Norrkoping, Huddinge.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
The history of Sweden starts when the Polar cap started receding. The first traces of human visitation is from ca 12000 BC. In the late 14th Century, Sweden was becoming increasingly intertwined with Denmark and Norway, eventually uniting in the Kalmar Union. The Culture of Sweden has long been known for the accomplishments of a wide variety of artists. Prehistoric Sweden was the source of Norse culture, dominant in all of Scandinavia for hundreds of years, and the Temple at Uppsala in Sweden was a site of pilgrimage for Scandinavian peoples takla the Aesir.
Religion in Sweden. Church of Sweden (63.2%) Other Protestants (3.8%) Eastern Orthodox Churches (1.3%) Catholic Church (1.2%) Other Christian denominations (0.3%) Islam (1.4%) Other religions (0.3%) Unaffiliated (28.4%)
Brief Country History
Swedish history comprises more than 10,000 years and starts after the last glacial period when settlers arrived to the northern parts of the country from the east as well as from the south. Agriculture was introduced during the Stone Age. The process of creating political unity started about 1100 A.D. Over time, Sweden was influenced by other cultures such as the Germans during the Middle Ages and the French in the 18th century. After winning wars against Denmark-Norway, Russia, and Poland during the 17th century, Sweden emerged as a Great Power. By the treaties of Brömsebro, 1645, and Roskilde, 1658, Sweden acquired important provinces of Denmark and Norway. Russia, Saxony-Poland, and Denmark-Norway pooled their power in 1700 and attacked the Swedish empire. In the subsequent peace treaties, the allied powers, joined by Prussia and by England-Hanover, ended Sweden’s reign as a great power. From 1750 to 1850, agriculture went through a period of modernization, where it shifted gradually from village to private farm-based agriculture during the Industrial Revolution. This led to increased production but also a number of farm laborers without property. Some tried to find jobs in the towns; others left the country, mainly for America. During and after World War I, in which Sweden remained neutral, the country gained from the worldwide demand for Swedish steel, ball bearings, wood pulp, and matches. Post-war prosperity provided the foundations for the social welfare policies characteristic of modern Sweden. In 1994, a further step towards internationalism was taken, when the Swedish people decided in a referendum to join the EU.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Swedish is the official language of Sweden and is held in high regard in the country. Nearly the entire population of Sweden speak Swedish with most speaking it as a first language and the rest as a second language. The Swedish language is a North Germanic language that closely resembles Norwegian and Danish.
Important Types of Commerce in Sweden
Sweden is one of the Scandinavian countries which is found in the northern part of Europe. The country covers an area of 17,380 square miles, making it northern Europe’s largest nation and the third-largest in the EU. The country has a population of 10.2 million inhabitants according to the census of 2018. According to GDP per capita, Sweden is one of the richest countries in Europe. Sweden has a developed export-oriented economy that is heavily dependent on manufacturing. Other industries include agriculture, tourism, and finance.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Sweden
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