20 Engrossing Facts About Sweden

Sweden is officially known as the Kingdom of Sweden but is also referred to as Mother Svea by many inhabitants. It is one of Europe’s most northern countries. Sweden’s culture has long been known for the accomplishments of a diverse range of artists. The landforms of Sweden vary greatly from north to south. Tall mountains and dense forests dominate much of the landscape in the north, making the area nearly inhospitable. Many lakes have been documented in central and southern Sweden, with some of the largest ones connected by canals and lower mountain ranges scattered across the landscape.

  1. Sweden is located in northern Europe, bordering with the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak. It shares land borders with Finland and Norway.
  2. Sweden is so good at recycling that they import around 1.3 million tonnes of rubbish each year, most of it from Norway and the UK.
  3. The country is the 6th largest coffee consumer in the world, with about 18 lbs per capita of coffee consumption every year.
  4. The national flower of the country is the Twin Flower, and the national tree is the Ornasbjork.
  5. Every winter, a hotel is made entirely of natural ice and snow and is known as the ice hotel.
  6. North Korea owes 2.2 billion Swedish kronor (234 million euros) to Sweden. Out of all countries, the North Korean debt to Sweden is the largest, followed by Iraq, whose debt is a billion kronor smaller.
  7. Sweden gave some very important day-to-day things, some of which are GPS, Adjustable wrench, Skype, Tetra Pak, Three-point seatbelt, Zipper pack, Flat-screen monitor, Safety matches, Telephone handset, Celsius Temperature Scale, Computer mouse, and the coke bottle.
  8. Little Sweden is a big forest country as more than half of the country’s total land area is covered in forests. About 57% or 23 million hectares of the land is covered in forests.
  9. There are about 4,00,000 moose in the wild, and every year about 1,00,000 are being hunted in the hunting season, which is summers. About 1,00,000 are born each spring.
  10. The national bird of the country is the Blackbird, whereas the national Animal is the elk.
  11. Sweden is one of the countries that have the most VAT (value-added tax) of 25 percent. The other countries that have the same percentage of tax are Norway and Denmark.
  12. The passport of Sweden is the 5th most strongest passport in the world, with access to about 185 countries as a visa on arrival.
  13. The nicotine gum was invented in Sweden in the 1970s by Ove Ferno and colleagues to help people quit smoking and other tobacco products.
  14. Sweden was the first country to ban smacking kids in the year 1979.
  15. The country is the seven most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
  16. The top 5 exports of Sweden in the year 2918 were Cars ($11.9 Billion), Refined Petroleum ($10 Billion), Packaged Medicaments ($6.9 Billion), Vehicle Parts ($5.6 Billion), and Broadcasting Equipment ($3.74 Billion).
  17. The top 5 imports of Sweden in the year 2018 were Cars ($8.81 Billion), Crude Petroleum ($8.75 Billion), Refined Petroleum ($6.87 Billion), Vehicle Parts ($6.42 Billion), and Broadcasting Equipment ($5.17 Billion).
  18. The nature super light show known as the northern lights or Aurora Borealis can be seen in the north of Sweden from the starting month of September.
  19. Some very big and renowned brands are from the soil of Sweden. Some of them are Assa Abloy, Electrolux, Ericsson, Essity, H&M, IKEA, Skanska, Spotify, Vattenfall and volvo.
  20. The country is super rich in terms of freshwater lakes and has about 100,000 lakes.

  • CAPITAL CITY: Stockholm
  • POPULATION: 1.02 crores
  • LARGEST CITY: Stockholm
  • GDP NOMINAL: $528.929 billion
  • GDP RANK: 23rd
  • CURRENCY: Swedish krona
  • FOUNDED: 1905
  • FATHER OF THE NATION: Per Albin Hansson
  • TOTAL AREA: 450,295 km2
  • AREA RANK: 55th worldwide
  • CONTINENT: Europe
  • ARMY STRENGTH: 22,500
  • ARMY RANK: 32nd
  • PER CAPITA INCOME: 57,220 PPP dollars (2019)


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