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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

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 19% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. Over 5,756,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (585 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. Stockholm is called the Oak by the local population, because many magnificent trees of this species grow in this city.

5. The national top-level domain is .se . There are over 1,263,910 websites with this extension.

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

7. The Kingdom of Sweden is one of 12 monarchies in Europe.

8. All Nobel Prize winners are served coffee during the official ceremony.

9. The country has 231 airports, 149 of the paved surface.

10. In this country there are more than 11 633 km of railway tracks.

11. In Stockholm there is a metro line 105.7 km (100 stations). It was opened in 1950. About 328 million people use it annually.

12. In Sweden, processed biogas called blomethane is increasingly used to refuel cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

13. Very often you can meet people over 80 years old and looking 50.

14. Cinema films are not copied, people prefer to see the original versions with Swedish subtitles.

15. The Swedes love to fish, but they don’t kill them. They take a picture and release it.

16. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 17.4 Mb / s, and the maximum is 69 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

17. Full name of the country – Kingdom of Sweden.

18. Political system – parliamentary monarchy.

19. Kebab and Pizza are the favorite dishes.


Geography in Sweden

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

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

3. Sweden borders with such countries as: Finland 614 km, Norway 1 619 km.

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

5. The country is 1.4 times larger than Poland.

6. The longest river is Klar.

7. The highest peak is Kebnekaise 2 111 m above sea level.

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

9. Högvålen is the highest town in the country.

10. 275496 km2 of the country is covered by forests (67.1%)

104. The nearest capital city in a straight line from Stockholm is Tallinn (Estonia) – 378 km.

105. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Stockholm is Wellington (New Zealand) – 17443 km.


Finance in Sweden

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

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

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

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

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 572 689 000 000 (PLN 2,451,108,920,000 ),
– in 2018 it is $ 538 000 000 000 (PLN 2,302,640,000,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 43.9% of GDP, which is about: $ 251 410 471 000 (PLN 1 076 036 815 880),
2018 year was 40, 6% of GDP, i.e. around: $ 218 428 000 000 (PLN 934 871 840 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 22,201 (PLN 95,022).

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

8. 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%).

9. 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).

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


Law in Sweden

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. The minimum pension is 785 euros.

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

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

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

10. Alcohol is sold from the age of 20.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Sweden

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 99.

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


Work in Sweden

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

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

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

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

5. The minimum pension is 785 euros.

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 6% .

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

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

9. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Sweden

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. The longest river is Klar.

7. The highest peak is Kebnekaise 2 111 m above sea level.

8. Högvålen is the highest town in the country.

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

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

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


Army in Sweden

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1. Position in the list of the best armies in the world:
2015 year – 28 place,
2018 > year – 30 place.

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

3. Amount 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.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 6,000,000,000 (PLN 25,680,000,000),
2018 year – $ 6 215 000 000 (PLN 26 600 200 000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 55 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 55 ships.


Society in Sweden

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1. 23 Swedes accumulated assets greater than one billion American dollars.

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

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

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

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

6. The minimum pension is 785 euros.

7. The average IQ level is 99.

8. 80% of the adult population drinks on weekends. During the week, find a drunk person on the street.

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

10. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.9 children.

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

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

13. The population density is 21 people / km².

14. The main religion is the Church of Sweden, 67%.

16. 31 Swedish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

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

19. In this country there are 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.

20. 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).

21. 316 people in 1000 possess firearms.

22. 83% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Sweden

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

2. The national drink is coffee.

3. The country’s motto – “For Sweden – with the times”.


Customs in Sweden

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


Holidays in Sweden

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


Sport in Sweden

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


History of Sweden

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

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

3. Sweden joined the European Union on January 1, 1995.

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

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


Language in Sweden

1. 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.

2. 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.


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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 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


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 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