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A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden’s long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

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Sweden Tourism Information…

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The Best of Sweden…

Götaland
Norrland
Svealand

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

Gothenburg
Goteborg Archipelago
Haga
Gotland
Icehotel-Jukkasjärv
Kosterhavet Nat. Park
Millesgarden-Lidingo
Lund
Malmö
Marstrand Island
Skåne
Stockholm  The Archipelago
Drottningholm Palace
Gamla Stan
Kungliga Slottet
Skansen Museum
Stadshuset
Vasa Museum
Uppsala
Visby
Ystad

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Sweden Country Information…

Capital:

Stockholm

Largest City:

Stockholm

Government:

Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy

Currency:

Swedish Krona (SEK)

Area:

Total: 450,295 km2 water: 39,960 km2 land: 410,335 km2 ranked 57th

Climate:

Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north

Population:

9,880,604 (July 2016 est.) ranked 90th

Language:

Swedish (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Ethnic Groups:

Indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks

Religion:

Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F,)

Telephone Code:

+46

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112

Internet TLD:

.se

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) Summer (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

Du gamla, Du fria “Thou ancient, thou free”

Motto:

För Sverige – i tiden “For Sweden – With the Times”

Monarch:

King Carl XVI Gustaf

Prime Minister:

Stefan Löfven

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Holidays and Observances in Sweden in 2020…

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayPublic holiday
Jan 5SundayTwelfth NightDe facto half holiday
Jan 6MondayEpiphanyPublic holiday
Feb 14FridayValentine’s DayObservance
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 29SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 10FridayGood FridayPublic holiday
Apr 11SaturdayHoly SaturdayDe facto holiday
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayPublic holiday
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayPublic holiday
Apr 30ThursdayWalpurgis NightDe facto half holiday
May 1FridayMay 1stPublic holiday
May 21ThursdayAscension DayPublic holiday
May 30SaturdayPentecost EveDe facto holiday
May 31SundayWhit SundayPublic holiday
May 31SundayMother’s DayObservance
Jun 6SaturdayNational dayPublic holiday
Jun 19FridayMidsummer EveDe facto holiday
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 20SaturdayMidsummer DayPublic holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 25SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Oct 30FridayAll Saints’ EveDe facto half holiday
Oct 31SaturdayAll Saints’ DayPublic holiday
Nov 8SundayFather’s DayObservance
Nov 29SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 6SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 13SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 20SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveDe facto holiday
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayPublic holiday
Dec 26SaturdayBoxing DayPublic holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year’s EveDe facto holiday