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Sweden

Sweden
  • Capital

    Capital

    Stockholm

  • Local time

    Local time

    19:37

  • Population

    Population

    10.14 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +46

  • Currency

    Currency

    kr SEK (krona)

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Sweden

Sweden
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Stockholm

  • Local time

    Local time

    19:37

  • Population

    Population

    10.14 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +46

  • Currency

    Currency

    kr SEK (krona)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 4 123

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.82 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    624mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    449 964 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    15%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    69%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    7%

  • Railways

    Railways

    9716km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    13.35 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities
    Finns
    Yugoslavs

  • Religion

    Religion

    Lutheran - 87 %
    Roman Catholic
    Orthodox

  • Languages

    Languages

    Swedish
    Sami/Finnish-speaking minorities

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    30 550

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    8.7 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    20.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    4.7%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    9 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.2%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    iron and steel, precision equipment, radio and telephone parts, wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    barley, wheat, sugar beets, meat, milk

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    28%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    49%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    43 421kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    10 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    41

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What not to do when visiting Sweden

1/10
Marker Sweden
Social Events

Don't forget to say "Skoal" when toasting - move the glass form the waistline to the eyes, look the other person directly in the eyes, say "skoal", drink, make a wave of the glass towards you hosts eyes and bring it back down on the table.

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2/10
Marker Sweden
Street & Behavioral

Don’t show a lot of emotion when communicating in public - one might show anger by looking away or stopping talking.

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3/10
Marker Sweden
Business & Communication

Don’t interrupt anyone when speaking - it’s considered rude.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Orienteering originated from Sweden.

4/10
Marker Sweden
Street & Behavioral

Don't make affectionate touching nor emotional displays in public - Swedes are quite reserved.

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5/10
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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6/10
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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7/10
Marker Europe
Business & Communication

Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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8/10
Marker Northern Europe
Social Events

Don't forget to disrobe completely before you sauna - bring a towel (only) if you are shy.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Sweden imports trash from Norway just to recycle it.

9/10
Marker Europe
Street & Behavioral

Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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10/10
Marker Europe
Street & Behavioral

Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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