Sweden

An Idyllic Country That is Bigger Than You Might Think

When Did Sweden Join The European Union?

Sweden joined the European Union (EU) in 1995. Sweden was NOT a founder of the EU.

History and Geography of Sweden

Sweden was never a part of another country at any point. It is located in Northern Europe, and it borders the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skaggerak. It resides in between Finland and Norway.

The Swedish Flag

As shown above, the Swedish flag is blue with a yellow cross. These clors reflect those of the Swedish coat of arms.

The Capital and Other Major Cities

The capital of Sweden is called Stockholm. Other major cities include Gothenburg, Malmo, and Uppsala.

Places People Should Visit in Sweden

There are over 200 ski resorts in Sweden, which is a huge amount! You should visit one because they provide great entertainment in the winter time.

Physical Feauters of Sweden

Sweden contains plateaus, mountains, lakes, feritle plains, and more.

Government Type

Sweden uses a contistutional monarchy as well as a parliamentary democracy.

Swedish Currency

Sweden uses the Swedish krona as their main currency.

Fun Facts About Sweden

  • Sweden is the third-largest country in Europe.
  • Some inventions, like Skype and the pacemaker, are actually Swedish inventions.
  • 86% of Swedes live in cities.

MLA Citations

Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.


"Sweden.se." Sweden.se. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Dec. 2015.