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THE COUNTRY

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.

Since then, Sweden has pursued a successful economic formula consisting of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum. The share of Sweden’s population born abroad increased from 11.3% in 2000 to 20% in 2021.

  • Stockholm (includes Vasa Museum, Skansen, Djurgarden, Gamla Stan, Drottningholm);
  • Stockholm Archipelago;
  • Birka & Hovgarden;
  • Tanum petroglyphs;
  • Malmo
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
HAVE TO KNOW
  • The State's Capital
    Stockholm
  • Time Zone
    UTC +1
  • Telephone Code
    46
  • Total Area
    450 295 Km2
  • Population
    10 536 338 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
    Swedish
  • Currency
    Swedish kronor (SEK)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 53600
  • Airports
    231
  • Heliports
    2
TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

    Swedish 80.3%, Syrian 1.9%, Iraqi 1.4%, Finnish 1.4%, other 15%

    Finish everything on your plate as it is considered rude to leave any food uneaten.

    Köttbullar (Swedish Meatballs) — beef mixed with pork or veal seasoned with onions, salt, pepper, and allspice and shaped into small round balls for browning in butter; typically served with lingonberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and gravy on the side

    Small, open, competitive, and thriving economy that remains outside of the euro zone; has achieved an enviable standard of living, with its combination of free-market capitalism and extensive welfare benefits

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