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Capital : Stockholm
Language :  Swedish
Currency :  Swedish krona
Population : 9 954 420
Area : 450 295 km2

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Sweden facts

1. Sweden joined the European Union on January 1, 1995.
2. The population density is 21 people / km².
3. The country is 1.4 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is the Church of Sweden, 67%.
5. The longest river is Klar.
6. The full name of the country – the Kingdom of Sweden.
7. Political system – parliamentary monarchy.
9. The highest peak is Kebnekaise 2 111 m above sea level.
10. The country’s motto – “For Sweden – with the times”.

11. It is normal to fall into guests without a prior invitation.

12. The favorite dishes is Kebab and Pizza.

13. There are 2 versions of the Swedish language – easy and difficult. 70% of the population do not use the difficult version on a daily basis, without knowing most of his words at all.

Autor: Turyst

14. Very often you can meet people over 80 years old, and looking like 50.

15. Cinema films are not copied, people prefer to watch original versions with Swedish subtitles.

16. Up to age 20, you can repair your teeth for free. You can even go to whitening every week.

17. Swedes love to fish, but they do not kill them. They take a picture and release it.

18. 80% of the adult population drinks on weekends. During the week, find a drunk person on the street.

19. Alcohol is sold from the age of 20.

Autor: MR

20. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 28 place,
      – 2018 year – 30 place.

21. There are over 21 870 professional soldiers and 22,000 reservists (2018).

22. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 280 tanks, 2000 armored vehicles, 215 jet aircraft and 50 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 120 tanks, 2470 armored vehicles, 205 jet aircraft and 52 helicopters.

23. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $6,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $6 215,000,000 .

24. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year it was about 55 ships, in 2018 the year is about 55 ships.

Autor: Wojak

25. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.2 promile.

Autor: alfa

26. In Sweden, the oldest condom made of pig’s intestine was found. It comes from 1640.

Autor: złotowłosa

27. To paint your house in Sweden, you must have a license and a painter’s license.

Autor: Zielona

28. One of the weirdest world in Sweden is Surstrommingspremiaren – a holiday of pickled herring.

Autor: Natalia

29. The most popular “language break” is: Far, Far far far? Nej, inte far far far, far far lamm. It means: Father, do sheep have sheep? No, sheep do not have sheep – sheep have lambs.

Autor: Poplątany Język

30. The national drink is coffee.

Autor: Klaudia

31. All Nobel laureates are treated with coffee during an official ceremony.

32. The Swedish National Bank is the oldest bank in the world operating since 1668.

Autor: Klaudia

33. Stockholm is called the Oak by the local population, because in this city there are many impressive trees of this species.

Autor: Berta

34. As much as 74% of the country’s land is covered by forests. It is one of the most forested countries in Europe.

Autor: Grzegorz

35. The city of Karlskrona is located on 33 islands.

Autor: Kinia

36. In Sweden, there is no minimum wage set by the government.

37. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 27 680 kr (11 072 zlotys).

38. The amount of income tax in Sweden is 22%.

39. Men and women can retire at the age of 61-67.

40. The minimum pension is 785 euros.

41. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6% .

Autor: Daria

42. 23 Swedes accumulated assets greater than one billion American dollars.

43. The richest of them is Stefan Persson with assets worth over $24.5 billion.

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44. In Sweden, an average person consumes about 9.2 liters of pure alcohol per year.

45. The national alcohol is Brännvin, Akvavit and Snaps.

46. The most wine is drunk – 47%, then beer – 37%, spirit – 15%, and other alcoholic beverages – 1%.

Autor: AlkoWorld

47. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

48. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

49. The average IQ level is 99.

Autor: EduKacJa

50. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Autor: Adrianna

51. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 60 km / h.

52. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 60 to 100 km / h, and on highways from 110 to 120 km / h.

53. In 2013, 260 people died as a result of road accidents.

54. 19% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

55. In this country, over 5,756,000 motor vehicles are registered (585 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

56. In this country there are 231 airports, 149 of the paved surface.

57. In this country there are over 11,633 km of railway tracks.

Autor: Marlène

58. In Stockholm, there is a 105,7 km metro line (100 stations). It was opened in 1950. Approximately 328 million people use it annually.

Autor: Marlène

59. In this country over 9 216 000 (2015) 9 653 776 (2018) people have access to internet (around 98% of the population).

60. About 5,600,000 (2015) 6,300,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Autor: NET

61. The average internet connection speed is 17.4 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 69 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Autor: NET

62. The country’s top-level domain is .se . There are over 1,263,910 websites with such an extension.

63. The most popular pages with the extension .se are: thepiratebay.se, google.se and aftonbladet.se.

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64. This country has 2018 over year $60,199,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.5% of foreign currency reserves of all countries of the world).

65. Sweden has 125700 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

66. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $572,689,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $538,000,000,000 .

67. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 43.9% GDP, or around: $251 410 471 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 40.6% GDP, or around: $218,428,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $22,200.

68. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $1,010,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $11,552,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

69. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 60 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

70. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from May 1, 2009.

Autor: Tęczowy

71. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 98 385 people).

72. In Sweden, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 59 minutes a day.

Autor: Reebeka

73. The lowest temperature: -53 °C was measured in Malgovik.

74. The highest temperature: 38 °C was measured in Målilla.

Autor: weather

75. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Autor: medi

76. The average life expectancy in this country is 81.9 years (women – 83.7 years and men – 80.1 years).

Autor: Wilga

77. 31 Swedish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Autor: redsun

78. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

79. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.9 years old.

80. 10 women give birth to 19 children on average

Autor: Nadia

81. The average age people living in this country is 41.2 years old.

82. The country is around:
1,686,000 people (17.12%) in the age range 0-14 years.
6 196 000 people (62.9%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1 968 200 people (19.98%) over 65 years old.

83. In this country, about 118,000 children are born each year (1.2% of the population), and about 92,600 people die (0.9% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

84. The lowest located place in the country is Lake Hammarsjon – 2.4 m.p.p.

Autor: Klemens

85. In 1938, thanks to the fact that the Nazis took Austria, Sweden got to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in football.

Autor: Liliana

86. The percentage share in the global economy of Sweden in 2015 is 0.75% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Autor: Setar

87. The Kingdom of Sweden is one of the 12 monarchies in Europe.

Autor: KAsia

88. Left-sided traffic was in force until September 3, 1967.

Autor: AutoMania

89. In this country, a person of 15 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

90. In Sweden there are 30660 km2 of agricultural land (7% of the country’s area).

Autor: Statyk

91. 316 people in 1000 possess firearms.

92. Högvålen is the highest town in the country.

93. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1921.

Autor: Statyk

94. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 16 days.

95. The country joined the UN on November 19, 1946.

96. The work week is 40 hours.

97. 83% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

98. 275496 km2 of the country is covered by forests (67.1%)

99. The last death penalty was carried out in 1910.

Autor: Statyk

100. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 61.85%, and for companies 22% (2018).

101. The tax on goods and services is 25% (2018).

102. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.1%.

Autor: Fan%

103. In Sweden, recycled biogas, called blomethane, is increasingly used for refueling cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

Autor: Mika

What is the highest peak in Sweden?
The highest peak in Sweden is Kebnekaise (2104 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Sweden?
The largest river is Klarälven (720 km).

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Sweden?
The largest lake is Vänern (5,648 km2).

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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What Sweden has national colors?
National colors: blue and gold.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Brännvin, Akvavit and Snaps.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Sweden?
Sweden borders on such countries as: Finland 614 km, Norway 1,619 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 41,2 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
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What is the population density in Sweden?
The population density is 24 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The country’s motto – “For Sweden – with the times”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 38 ° C was measured in Målilla.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -53 ° C was measured in Malgovik.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at 18-20 years. For 18 years only alcohol to 3.5%.

answer: Marta