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Sweden Geography



Sweden geography offers varied forms of naturalness that make it a dream destination for the tourists. You will find not only the urban surroundings but also the vast stretches of sea, mountains. In the west and northeast of Sweden lies the European countries of Norway and Finland respectively. The southwest of Sweden is bordered by the Skagerrak, Kattegat and Öresund straits. The vast Baltic Sea lies to the east of Sweden.

When you go through the Sweden geography, the other borders you find are Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Lithuania and Estonia. These borders are considered as maritime borders of Sweden. The Öresund Bridge creates a link with Denmark in the southwest.

The country of Sweden covers an area of 449,964 square kilometers. The vast stretches of Sweden geography make it the largest in Northern Europe. It also makes Sweden the 55th largest country in the world. The urban Sweden comprises only 1.3 per cent of the total Swedish land area. The tourists are enthralled by the vast coastline along Sweden. The coastline contributes to form the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. The coastline owes a lot to the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia. The other attraction of the Sweden geography is the Scandinavian mountain chain. This mountain chain makes the separating factor for Sweden with Norway.

The three main regions that contribute to the Sweden geography are Norrland, Svealand and Götaland. The mountains and forests are available in abundance in Norrland. The Sweden's remarkable islands are Gotland and Öland. The large lakes that make the pride of Sweden geography are Vänern and Vättern.

The temperate climate is one of the boons of Sweden geography. In the north of the Arctic Circle, the sun always brightens for the entire summer, and in the winter, night similarly never ends.

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