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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 2021

Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayPublic holiday
Jan 5TuesdayTwelfth NightDe facto half holiday
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyPublic holiday
Feb 14SundayValentine’s DayObservance
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 2FridayGood FridayPublic holiday
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayDe facto holiday
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayPublic holiday
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayPublic holiday
Apr 30FridayWalpurgis NightDe facto half holiday
May 1SaturdayMay 1stPublic holiday
May 13ThursdayAscension DayPublic holiday
May 22SaturdayWhit SaturdayDe facto holiday
May 23SundayWhit SundayPublic holiday
May 30SundayMother’s DayObservance
Jun 6SundayNational dayPublic holiday
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 25FridayMidsummer EveDe facto and Bank holiday
Jun 26SaturdayMidsummer DayPublic holiday
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 5FridayAll Saints’ EveDe facto half holiday
Nov 6SaturdayAll Saints’ DayPublic holiday
Nov 14SundayFather’s DayObservance
Nov 28SundayFirst Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 5SundaySecond Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 12SundayThird Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 19SundayFourth Advent SundayObservance, Christian
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveDe facto holiday
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayPublic holiday
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayPublic holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year’s EveDe facto and Bank holiday