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Fast Facts

  • Constitutional monarchy, currently headed (ceremonially) by King Carl XVI Gustaf
  • Democracy, with unicameral legislature (Riksdag)
  • Head of government is prime minister (current incumbent is Stefan Löfven).
  • Population of approximately 9.38 million people and total landmass of 173,745 square miles, making Sweden one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world
  • Member state of the European Union
  • Last involved in an armed conflict in 1814, and has since maintained an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs
  • Official language: Swedish (Svensk); many Swedes speak English as a second language
  • Capital and largest city: Stockholm
  • As well as the famous meatballs, Swedish cuisine includes such delicacies as licorice ice cream and pickled herrings.
  • Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Internal dialing code: +46
  • Central European Time (UTC+1), switching to Central European Summer Time in summer (UCT+2)