Sweden Facts and History

Discover the wonders of Sweden!

Flag of Sweden
National Flag of Sweden

Interesting facts about Sweden

  • Official Name: Konungariket Sverige (Kingdom of Sweden)
  • Form of Government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (Riksdag, or Parliament [349])
  • President: Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Prime Minister: Stefan Löfven
  • GDP: 530.9 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 10.23 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Swedish
  • Currency: Swedish krona
  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Area: 450,295 km²
  • Dialing Code: +46
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Skanderna, Fjällen, Kjølen, Köli, Skandit
  • Major Rivers: Kalix River,Pite,Skellefteaven,lulealven
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: It borders Norway in the west on the Scandinavian Peninsula; the Torne river forms most of Sweden’s border with Finland in the east. A portion of the country lies north of the Arctic Circle. The country shares maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.

Map of Sweden

National Symbols of Sweden

  • National Bird: Eurasian blackbird
  • National Anthem: “Du gamla, du fria”
  • National Animal: Eurasian elk
  • National Flower: Linnaea
  • National Poet: Carl Michael Bellman
  • National Game: football