Area: 449 964 sq.km
Population: 9 481 000 ppl.
Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
Time zone: UTC+1/+2
Phone code: +46
Kingdom of Sweden is a state that is located in the northern part of Europe and on Scandinavian Peninsula. The name of the country comes from old Scandinavian Svea and Rige – “The country of Svea”. The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. Sweden is a member of UN and EU, the country is also a member of the Schengen Agreement.
Total area of Sweden is 449 964 square kilometers, which makes it the fifth largest in Europe. Form the western part Sweden shares borders with the following countries: Norway, Finland, from the eastern and southern parts Sweden is washed by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia.
The total length of the borders is 2.333 km. The southern part of the country has the Kattegat, the Skagerrak, and the Øresund straits separating Sweden from Denmark. Two large islands in the Baltic Sea - Gotland and Öland are a part of the Kingdom of Sweden. The head of Sweden is the King. By form of government Sweden is a constitutional monarchy, therefore King has limited power.