GENERAL FACTS ABOUT SWEDEN
Form of Government: Constitutional monarchy, with parliamentary democracy. Elections are held every four years. The reigning Monarch is considered to be Head of State but in reality he/she has a purely symbolic and representative function.
Religion: The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran.
Electricity: Power is 230v AC, 50 HZ.
Number of islands in Sweden: 267,570 (most in the world)
Population: 10,4 million
Currency: Swedish Kronor (SEK)
Capital City: Stockholm
Language: Svenska (Swedish)
National Day: 6 June
International Dialing Code: +46
Total Land Area: 528,447 sq km, 3rd largest country in Western Europe
Administrative Counties: 21
Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Education: Nine years of compulsory schooling, but most students continue to the three year upper secondary school.
Most important export goods:
Machinery and transport equipment.
Chemical, plastic and rubber products.
Electronics- and telecommunications equipment.
Energy products, industrial machinery and road vehicles.
Mineral and food products.