Key Information & Facts of Sweden

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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General Info

is the capital city.

Swedish Krona (SEK)

is the national currency (kronor for plural). 1 kronor = 100 öre. The pl. and sing. ind. forms are both öre, while the sing. def. form is öret and the pl. def. is örena.

9,816,666

is the population (Aug 2015 estimate).

+46

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

449,964

km2 (173,745 mi2) is its area.

Swedish

is the main language spoken.

Latin

is the script used with the Swedish alphabet and language.

Central European Time (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone; summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2).

Sverige

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their Swedish language.

'Swedish' or 'Swede'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

SE

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road the Swedish drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types (220 V, 50 Hz), as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

18

is the drinking age (20 to purchase in stores).

15

is the age of consent.

112

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

King Carl XVI Gustaf

is the monarch.

Stefan Löfven

is the prime minister.

'Kungssången'

is the royal anthem.

Parliamentary Democracy

is the structure of government, as stated by the official site, though elements of a monarchy still exist.

'För Sverige – i tiden'

is the country’s national motto. (“For Sweden – with the times.”)

Riksdag

is the country’s legislature.
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Key Cities & Regions

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