Sweden

Key Country Facts

Population: 10 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Sweden is the largest of the Nordic countries, measuring at slightly larger than California

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm Archipelago Stromma, Djurgården Park

Other Information:

Major exports: machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, iron and steel products, and chemicals

Beautiful Tivoli Gardens in Sweden, 1992

Have been to Sweden twice, once with the family while on a Royal Caribbean Cruise through the region.

We visited Visby, one of the best preserved medieval cities in Scandinavia. This ancient city on the west coast on the island of Gotland under Swedish territory has been designated an UNESCO World Heritage site, since 1995. Amazing that this city may have had people living there since the Stone Age!

Sweden is the largest of the Nordic countries, measuring at slightly larger than California. Another fun fact is that Sweden and Switzerland are the only two European countries that have not been at war since 1815.

The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm. Approximately 10 million Swedes live here, and the official language is Swedish, but Saami and Finnish are also spoken. The majority of the population practices Lutheran Christianity.

Jim's Mile Marker

UN Recognized Countries

193

Countries Visited

192

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