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Nationality:Swede
Languages:Swedish
Religions:Lutheran
Population:9,801,616
Median Age:41.2%
Population Growth rate:0.8%
Birth Rate:1.20%
Death Rate:0.94%
Capital:Stockholm
Electricity Production:162.9 billion kWh
Electricity Exports:22.68 billion kWh
Electricity Import:12.67 billion kWh
Telephone Landlines:3.82 million
Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 12.3 million
Airports:231
Airports with Paved Runways:  149
Heliports:2
Railways:11,915 km
Road Ways:579,564
Water Ways: 2052 km
Passport Validity: Must be valid at least three months beyond your planned date


Introduction:
A military power during the 17th century Sweden has not participated in any war for two centuries
Sweden joined the EU in 1995 but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

Economy:
Aided by peace and neutrality for the whole of the 20th century , Sweden has achieved an enviable standard of living under a mixed system of high-tech capitalism and extensive welfare benefits


interesting facts about Sweden

interesting facts Sweden


  • Swedish people have the longest life expectancy in Europe with 81.4 years


  • App. 15% of Sweden's land lies north of the Arctic Circle


  • There are 10 nuclear reactors in Sweden


  • John Reinfeld is the Prime Minister of Sweden


  • Sweden exports a lot of timber , iron and hydro power


  • Sweden has highest number of nuclear plants per capita


  • There are about 100000 Roman Catholics in Sweden


  • Stockholm , capital of Sweden is built on fourteen islands


  • While prostitution is legal , it is illegal to use the service of a prostitute .


  • The unemployment rate was at 6.4%


  • Swedish law prohibits gender discrimination in the workplace


  • Swedish women have their first baby at an average age of 30


  • One of the main facts about about Sweden for tourists to remember is that "Sweden" is not  country for sensation-seekers


  • Since 1974 women in Sweden have the legal right to an abortion during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy


  • Europe's largest shopping mall is in Nordstan in Gothenburg.



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