63°N 16°E / 63°N 16°E / 63; 16 Kingdom of Sweden Konungariket Sverige (Swedish) Flag Coat of arms Motto: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden" [a] "For Sweden – With the Times" Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria [b] Royal anthem: Kungssången Song of the King Show globe Show map of Europe Location of Sweden (dark green) – in Europe (green & dark grey) – in the European Union (green ...
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The History of Sweden can be traced back to the melting of the Northern Polar Ice Caps.From as early as 12,000 BC, humans have inhabited this area. Throughout the Stone Age, between 8,000 BC and 6,000 BC, early inhabitants used stone-crafting methods to make tools and weapons for hunting, gathering and fishing as means of survival.
Sweden is also connected to Denmark in the south by a bridge. It is a developed country. It is famous for its welfare state. People who live in Sweden are called Swedes. The population of Sweden is about 10,12 million people. Sweden's capital city is Stockholm, which is also Sweden's
Swedish (Swedish: [ˈsvɛ̂nːska] ()) is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language) and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish.
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The economy of Sweden is a developed export-oriented economy aided by timber, hydropower, and iron ore. These constitute the resource base of an economy oriented toward foreign trade. The main industries include motor vehicles, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, industrial machines, precision equipment, chemical goods, home goods and appliances, forestry, iron, and steel. Traditionally a modern agricultural economy that employed over half the domestic workforce, today Sweden further develops e
In the 19th century Sweden evolved from a largely agricultural economy into the beginnings of an industrialized, urbanized country. Poverty was still widespread. However, incomes were sufficiently high to finance emigration to distant places, prompting a large portion of the country to leave, especially to the United States. Economic reforms and the creation of a modern economic system, banks and corporations were enacted during the later half of the 19th century. During that time Sweden was in
Sweden is an export-oriented mixed economy featuring a modern distribution system, excellent internal and external communications, and a skilled labor force. Timber, hydropower and iron ore constitute the resource base of an economy heavily oriented toward foreign trade. Sweden's engineering sector accounts for 50% of output and exports. Telecommunications, the automotive industry and the pharmaceutical industries are also of great importance. Agriculture accounts for 2 percent of GDP and employ
Current economic development reflects a quite remarkable improvement of the Swedish economy since the crisis in 1991–93, so that Sweden could easily qualify for membership in the third phase of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union, adopting the euro as its currency. In theory, by the rules of the EMU, Sweden is obliged to join, since the country has not obtained exception by any protocol or treaty. Nevertheless, the Swedish government decided in 1997 against joining the ...
In contrast with most other European countries, Sweden maintained an unemployment rate around 2% or 3% of the work force throughout the 1980s. This was, however, accompanied by high and accelerating inflation. It became evident that such low unemployment rates were not sustainable, and in the severe crisis of the early 1990s the rate increased to more than 8%. In 1996 the government set out a goal of reducing unemployment to 4% by 2000. During 2000 employment rose by 90,000 people, the greatest
Around seventy percent of the Swedish labour force is unionised. For most unions there is a counterpart employer's organization for businesses. The unions and employer organisations are independent of both the government and political parties, although the largest confederation of unions, the National Swedish Confederation of Trade Unions or LO, maintains close links to one of the three major parties, the Social Democrats. The unionisation rate among white-collar workers is exceptionally high in
The total resident population of Sweden was 10,343,403 in March 2020. The population exceeded 10 million for the first time on Friday, 20 January 2017. The three largest cities are Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
Stockholm is located on Sweden's east coast, where the freshwater Lake Mälaren — Sweden's third-largest lake — flows out into the Baltic Sea. The central parts of the city consist of fourteen islands that are continuous with the Stockholm archipelago. The geographical city center is situated on the water, in Riddarfjärden bay. Over 30% of ...
The COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden is part of the pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).The virus was confirmed to have reached Sweden on 31 January 2020, when a woman returning from Wuhan tested positive.
Förhistoria. Sedan inlandsisen dragit sig tillbaka befolkades den skandinaviska halvön av samlar- och jägarfolk i olika generationer. Jordbruket gjorde sitt intåg mellan 4 000 och 3 200 f.Kr. Enstaka metallföremål dök upp redan omkring 3000 f.Kr., men det dröjde till omkring 1800 f.Kr. innan brons blev så vanligt att man kan tala om en bronsålder.
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