Facts

Offical title: the Kingdom of Sweden

Area: 450 295 km2

Population: 9 995 153 (2016)

Capital: Stockholm 934 471 (2016)

Largest cities : Göteborg, Malmö, Uppsala

Climate: temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north

Natural resources: Forest, iron ore, hydropower

Government: Unitary Parliamentary, Constitutional Monarchy

Chief of State: King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Head of Government: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (2014-)

Main Political Parties: Socialdemokraterna, Moderata samlingspartiet, Miljöpartiet de gröna, Folkpartiet Liberalerna, Centerpartiet, Sverigedemokraterna, Vänsterpartiet, Kristdemokraterna (2010)

Next planned elections: General election 2018

Voter turnout: Election to the Riksdag 85.8 %, to County council assembly 82,4 %, to Municipal assembly 82,8 % (2014)

GDP: 439 000 000 SEK (2016)

GDP per capita: 444000 SEK (2016)

GDP Growth Rate: 3,3 procent (2016)

Inflation: 2.3 % (2017)

Employment rate: 68,1 % (2017)

Unemployment rate: 6,2 % (2017)

Currency: Swedish krona (10 SEK= 2,9375 DT 13/12/2017)

Language: Swedish is the official language of Sweden. Other official minority languages are Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli (a Finnish dialect spoken in Tornedalen), Romani nd Yiddish. A majority of Swedes understands and speaks English.

Religions: Christianity is the dominant religion in Sweden, although membership in the Churches has been declining in recent decades. Islam is the second largest religion.

Ethnic groups: Swedes 81 % övriga 19 %

Life expectancy: Women 84 years, men 81 years (2016)

Literacy: 99 %

Time zone: GMT + 1

Fiscal year: Calendar year

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