Sweden

Kylee Heishman

Demographics

Sweden has a mild climate because of the Gulf stream which flows off of Norway's West coast. The temperatures range anywhere from 62 degrees fahrenheit in July to -22 degrees in Febuary. Average monthly income is 25,000 Sweden Krona, which is $2,890 here. Tourism in Sweden is somewhere in the middle at 5,229,000. It is higher than other countries such as Panama, New Zeland, and Costa Rica. Main points of interest in Sweden are the turning torso which is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden, and the Ericcson globe, which is currently the largest hemishperical building in the world.

Cultural information

In Sweden the top 10 bands are groups such as:


  1. Anna von Hausswolff
  2. Deportees
  3. Esbjörn Svensson Trio
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. Lonely dear
  6. Lykke Li
  7. Radio Dept
  8. Robyn
  9. Siri Karlsson
  10. The Knife


  • Sweden is the 4th largest country in Europe only after Ukraine, France, and Spain.
  • As of 2006, Sweden had won 588 Olympic medals, which has only been done by 6 other countries
  • Cinnamon bun day is celebrated on October 4th
  • Waffles are eaten on March 25th
  • Creamy sponge cakes are eaten on November 6 in memory of the Swedish monarch who was killed that day
  • Most families in Sweden stick to a tradition saying to only eat sweets once a week which most do on Saturdays

Political Information

Sweden has a hereditary monarchy which is ruled by the Prime Minister who as of now, is Stefan Löfven.

Fourteen thousand years ago, present-day Sweden was covered by thick ice. As the ice retreated, humans came to Sweden. From 8,000 to 6,000 B.C., the people living in Sweden were ones who lived by hunting, gathering and fishing, and used simple stone tools.

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Historical event

Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated on February 28, 1986. No one actually knows who assassinated the Prime Minister but the author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson, had his own suspects. The author sent the police 15 boxes of papers linking his death to South Africa.

Famous people

Pewdiepie (Felix Kjellberg)- Youtube celebrity

Tove Lo- singer of "Habits"

Malin Akerman- Actress in "The Proposal" and "Couples Retreat"

Popular tourist attraction

Vasa museum

  • Museum for well-preserved, 17th-century warship, Vasa, that sank on her voyage in 1628.
  • The ship was not built to be carrying as much weight as it was when it went down. It was left under water for around 300 years before it was retrieved and put into this museum.
  • Almost everyone who goes to this museum only have good things to say about this attraction. Everyone finds it very interesting on how it stayed in such good condition. Everyone finds this "very interesting" and "fascinating".

Overview on agriculture

Sweden's agriculture is divided into production lines; cattle, pig, poultry, sheep, mixed livestock production, cereals and mixed farm production.


Sweden is pretty much full self-sufficient in many agricultural products.


Livestock included 1.8 million cattle, 2.4 million pigs, 470,000 sheep, and 11.2 million poultry

Culinary Contribution

  • Sweden may have been responsible for introducing fruit soups, smoked meats, cream sauces, and herring to early Russians.
  • A food associated with Sweden is meatballs with ligonberry jam. Ligonberry jam is a topping put on many different types of foods.
  • The current cuisine in Sweden consists of things such as cinnamon buns, ligonberry jam, meatballs, and kroppkakor (a filled potato dumpling).


  1. To make the sauce, put the lingonberries or cranberries into a heavy bottomed saucepan with about 100 to 120 mls of water, the lemon juice and zest & bring to the boil.

  2. Then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. As soon as the berries have started to burst - add the caster sugar and cook until the sugar has completely dissolved. Take off the heat and allow to cool. Check for sweetness, if it is too sour, add more sugar to taste and cook until dissolved.

  3. To make the meatballs, first melt a little of the butter in a frying pan and add the finely chopped onion - sauté until soft & then add the allspice.

  4. Soak the breadcrumbs in the milk - until the milk has been absorbed, about 30 to 45 minutes. Mix the fried onion in with the soaked bread and then add the meat and beaten egg, season and mix well.

  5. Dampen your hands and form the mixture into balls about the size of large walnuts.

  6. Heat half of the remaining butter with half of the oil and fry the meatballs in batches - until they are golden brown in colour and hold their shape.

  7. Allow to meatballs to cool slightly.

  8. Heat up the remaining butter and oil in the pan and add the flour - cooking over a low heat until the flour is golden and sandy in appearance (like a roux base).

  9. Take the pan off the heat and gradually add the beef stock, stirring and blending well after each addition. Put the pan back on the heat and bring to the boil - then add the sour cream (creme fraiche). Turn the heat down and add the meatballs - cover and cook over a low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.

  10. Check and adjust the seasoning before adding the chopped dill to the meatball and sauce mixture.

  11. Serve with the Lingonberry or Cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes or broad ribbon noodles.


http://www.food.com/recipe/swedish-meatballs-with-lingonberry-or-cranberry-sauce-235024

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