By, Sugitha Elango
History of Sweden
Sweden joined the European Union January 1st 1995 and it is not a founder of the EU.
1397-1523 Sweden, Norway and Denmark were United into one kingdom called Union of Kalmar. Now Sweden is apart of Scandivavia along with Norway and Denmark.
Drottningholm is a popular tourist attraction because the palace is the official residence of Swedish royal family. Their park has bronze sculptures from Bohemia and Denmark brought back as trophies from the war.
Sweden is located in Northern Europe, bordered west by Norway. To the east is the Baltic Sea. The Gulf of Bothnia, on the southwest, and Sweden is separated from Denmark by Skagerrak, Kattegat, and Ôresund straits that connect the Baltic
And North seas.
Major cities of Sweden
Flag of Sweden
The flag of Sweden dates back to the twelfth century. The flag colors reflect the colors of the royal coat of arms, dating back to 1275 with king Mangus or that of King Albert. The earliest known flags had the same designs but instead of a rectangular flag, it was a double- tailed flag and soon a triple-tailed flag.
Physical Features of Sweden
Major lakes is Sweden are Lake Vanern and Vattern. Sweden is separated from Norway by the Kjolen Mountain Range. Sweden has several river The names of some of these rivers are Indal, Dal, Lule , Klor and Ume. There is a small group of islands to be found near the coast of the Baltic Sea. The most famous and the largest of the islands are Oland and Gotland.
Sweden's Government and Currency
Sweden has a Pariamentary democracy. Everyone's has the same rights, opportunities, and freedom to scrutinize how the politicians and public agencies use their power. Sweden's currency type is Swedish Krona, before 1875 they used riksclaler as their currency. In their Medievel period they used silver.
Sweden had the highest number of McDonald restaurants per capita in Europe.
Sweden has the largest shopping mall in Europe.
In Sweden children celebrate Easter by dressing up as witches and going trick-or-treating