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Capital: Stockholm


Total Population: 9,923,085
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 24 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 86.0%
Population of main municipalities: Stockholm (923,516); Gothenburg (548,190); Malmo (322,574); Uppsala (197,787); Linköping (151,881)
Ethnic Origins: The population is comprised of approximately 90% of persons of Swedish origin, 3% of Finnish origin, and about 7% of other ethnic backgrounds (Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks) (Statistics Sweden).
Official Language: Swedish.
Other Languages Spoken: The recognized minority languages are: Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli, Yiddish and Romani.
Business Language(s): Swedish and English are used in business, German is spoken in hotels and shops.
Religion: 80% Evangelical-Lutheran. 8 religions are recognized, besides the Church of Sweden.
National Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 SEK = 0.0972 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 447,420 km²
Type of State: The Kingdom of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy based on a parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member.
Considered as world’s one of the most highly developed post-industrial societies; highest level of taxation in the world; an economy which is based on the high-technology sector; high unemployment rate since the economic crisis
HDI*: 0.907/1
HDI (World Rank): 14/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Sweden, dial 00
To call Sweden, dial +46
Internet Suffix: .se
Computers: 88.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 45.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 94.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 164,436160,609162,217137,625140,347
Exports of Goods (million USD) 172,345167,550164,362139,889139,539
Imports of Services (million USD) 55,49859,40266,46559,54260,933
Exports of Services (million USD) 65,42371,32075,58070,98071,773

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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