Sweden - Facts and Information
Long Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Short Name (local): Sverige
Long Name (local): Konungariket Sverige
Member of European Union: Yes, 1995
International Dialing Code: +46
Capital City: Stockholm
National Tourist Office: Visit Sweden
Foreign Embassies in Sweden: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.
Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.
Nationality: Noun - Swede(s), Adjective - Swedish
Government Type: Constitutional monarchy
Ethnic Groups: Indigenous population: Swedes and Finnish and Sami minorities; foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks
Religions: Lutheran 87%, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist
Languages: Swedish (small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities)
Monetary Unit: 1 Swedish krona = 100 ore
Area: 449,964 sq km – slightly larger than California
Climate: Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north
Population: 8,986,400 (July 2004 est.)
Sex Ratio: 0.98 male(s)/female (2004 est.)
Median Age: 40.3 years, male 39.2 years, female 41.5 years (2004 est.)
Life Expectancy: 80.3 years, male 78.12 years, female 82.62 years (2004 est.)
Population Growth Rate: 0.18% (2004 est.)
Net Migration Rate: 1.67 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 4.9% (2003 est.)
Gross National Income: US$28,840 (2003, World Bank)
Export Commodities: Machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals
Export Partners: US 11.5%, Germany 10%, Norway 8.4%, UK 7.8%, Denmark 6.4%, Finland 5.7%, Netherlands 4.9%, France 4.9%, Belgium 4.5% (2003 est.)
Import Commodities: Machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing
Import Partners: Germany 18.7%, Denmark 9%, UK 8%, Norway 8%, Netherlands 6.8%, Finland 5.6%, France 5.5%, Belgium 4.2% (2003 est.)
Natural Resources: Iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower
Public Television: Sveriges Television (SVT)
Public Radio: Sveriges Radio
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