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Where is Sweden?
A Nordic country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula, the Kingdom of Sweden is located in Northern Europe. Lying west of Baltic Sea, it shares its maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. It shares its borders with Norway and Finland. What is the capital of Sweden?
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. It was founded in the 12th century and is the cultural, media, political, and economic center of the country. Located on Sweden's south - central east coast, it is an Alpha- city and is the seat of the national Swedish government.

How big is Sweden?
Sweden covers an area of 173,745 square miles and has an estimated population of 9,415,295. Its geographic coordinates are 55 70 N and 11 25 E.

What is the currency of Sweden?
Swedish krona is the currency of Sweden. Its has been the currency of the country since 1873. Its ISO 4217 code is SEK. It is subdivided into 100 ore. It is also used in the Aland Islands.

Which is the largest city of Sweden?
The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is the largest city of Sweden. Its geographical coordinates are 59 21N and 18 04 E. It is the most populous city in Sweden. It covers an area of 72.6 square miles and has an estimated population of 861,010.

What is the official language of Sweden?
Swedish is the official language of Sweden. The largest linguistic minority in the country are Sweden Finns. They constitute 5% of Sweden's population. Other minority languages recognized in the country are Meankieli, Sami, Romani, and Yiddish.

What is the religion of Sweden?
More than 73% of the population in Sweden belongs to the Church of Sweden. Muslims belong to the minority in the country. Sweden has one of the highest number of atheists in the world.

What is the literacy rate of Sweden?
The total literacy rate of Sweden is 99%.

Who is the political leader of Sweden?
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. The Parliament has supreme authority and is responsible for choosing the prime minister. Legislative powers are vested in the parliament, while executive powers are exercised by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. Judiciary, in the country, is independent. Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the current monarch of the country. He has been the reigning king of the country since September 15, 1973. Fredrik Reinfeldt is the current and the 32nd Prime Minister of Sweden. He assumed office on October 6, 2006.

When is the National Day of Sweden celebrated?
June 6 is celebrated as the National Day of Sweden. It is a public holiday and was commemortated as Svenska flaggans dag. The celebration of this day began in 1916 and was considered the foundation of modern Sweden.

What is the economy of Sweden like?
Economy of Sweden is developed diverse economy. Its GDP in 2009 was $333.2 billion, while its per capita income in 2010 was $37,775. Services sector accounts for 71.8% of the GDP, followed by industry: 26.6%, and agriculture: 1.6%. Unemployment rate stands at 7.9%. Telecommunications equipment, wood pulp and paper products, motor vehicles, and iron and steel are the major industries. Major trade flows are with Germany, Norway, China, Denmark, UK, US, Belgium, and Finland.

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