Sweden

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Kingdom of Sweden

Capital

Stockholm

Official language (s)

Swedish

Area

449.964 km2

Population

9.415.295

Ethnic groups

89,3% - Swedish
3% - Finn and Sami (Lap)
0,8% - Yugoslav
0,6% - Iranian
6,3% - other

Major cities
(with population)

Stockholm - 1.372.565 (Stockholm Metropolitan Area - 2.019.182)
Gothenburg - 549.839 (Gothenburg Metropolitan Area - 926.654)
Malmo - 280.415 (Malmo Metropolitan Area - 635.224)
Uppsala - 140.454
Vasteras - 110.877

Currency (-ies)

Swedish krona (SEK), subdivided into 100 ore 

Main religion (s)

68,8% - Evangelic Lutheran
5% - Muslim
2% - Catholic
23% - irreligious

Time zone (s)

GTM + 01

Dialing code

+46

Climate

Most of Sweden has a temperate climate, despite its northern latitude, with four distinct seasons and mild temperatures throughout the year. The country can be divided into three types of climate; the southernmost part has an oceanic climate, the central part has a humid continental climate and the northernmost part has a subarctic climate. However, Sweden is much warmer and drier than other places at a similar latitude, and even somewhat farther south, mainly because of the Gulf Stream.
Temperatures vary greatly from north to south. Southern and central parts of the country have warm summers and cold winters, with average high temperatures of 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) and lows of 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F) in the summer, and average temperatures of −4 to 2°C (25 to 36°F) in the winter, while the northern part of the country has shorter, cooler summers and longer, colder and snowier winters, with temperatures that often drop below freezing from September through May.
Average temperature ranges in Stockholm are from −5 to −1°C (23 to 30°F) in February to 4 to 22°C (57 to 72°F) in July. 

Administrative division

Sweden is a unitary state, currently divided into twenty-one counties. Each county further divides into a number of municipalities (kommuner). The municipalities are divided into a total of 2.512 parishes.

Major airports

Stockholm: Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), Stockholm-Skavsta Airport (NYO), Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA)
Gothenburg: Goteborg-Landvetter Airport (GOT), Goteborg City Airport (GSE)
Malmo: Malmo-Sturup Airport (MMX)
Lulea: Lulea Airport (LLA)
Umea: Umea Airport (UME)







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