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Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. See the fact file below for more information on Sweden or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Capital: Stockholm
- Population: 10,053,061 people
- Total area: 450,295 sq. km.
- Government: Constitutional monarchy
- Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)
- Languages spoken: Swedish, Finnish,
Meankieli, Sami, Romani, and Yiddish.
- Most Swedish people can understand varying degrees of English.
- Sweden is the third-largest country in the EU, but with a low population density of about 22 people per square kilometer.
- Sweden joined the European Union on January 1, 1995, but declined NATO membership, as well as membership in the Eurozone.
- Sweden is a member of the United Nations, Nordic Council, WTO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation, and many more.
- Sweden has a social welfare system that provides universal health care and post-secondary education for its citizens.
- Sweden ranks highly in many metrics of national performance, including health, education, equality, prosperity, quality of life, and many more areas.
History Of Sweden
- Sweden was first described by Tacitus (a senator and historian of the Roman Empire) in 98 AD as a country with a powerful tribe.
- The Swedish Viking Age lasted from the 8th to 11th century and it is believed that Swedish Vikings ventured to Finland, Russia, the Baltic countries, Belarus, Ukraine, the Black Sea, and beyond.
- They were believed to have had great skills in war, were “perfect” physical specimens, and were very strong.
- They were a fearsome group who were highly skilled at warfare.
- Although it is not known exactly how the kingdom of Sweden came to be, but apparently it began with Eric the Victorious.
- During the 17th century, Sweden emerged as a great European power.
- By the 18th century, the Swedish population doubled, but many people emigration to America in order to prevent famine and rebellion, as the country was poor and was not keeping up with Denmark and Western Europe’s industrialization.
- Swedish farming culture beganto rise rapidly with the introduction of the exploitation of agricultural lands, and the introduction of new crops, such as potatoes.
- As industrialization began to take place by 1914, people began moving to urban cities to work in factories.
- Sweden remained neutral for the majority of World War I, although they didn’t make it easy for the Allied powers. They remained neutral in World War II as well, but this is heavily debated.
- Sweden has become more culturally diverse in recent years, but remains militarily non-aligned.
Geography & Culture Of Sweden:
- Forests cover more than 60% of Sweden, and there are around 100,000 lakes and 24,000 islands across the country.
- Sweden has 25 provinces based on culture, geography, and history.
- 15% of Sweden lies north
of the Arctic Circle.
- Southern Sweden is
agricultural and has high population densities.
- Most of Sweden has a temperate climate.
- The southernmost part of Sweden has an oceanic climate, the central part is a humid-continental climate, and the northernmost part has a subarctic climate.
- Due to the Gulf Stream, Sweden experiences much warmer and drier temperatures than other countries at a similar latitude.
- Sweden has more mild winters than Russia and Canada, and the length of daylight varies greatly.
- In Stockholm, daylight lasts for more than 18 hours in June, but only 6 hours in December due to the country’s high latitude.
- Famous Swedish singers include ABBA and Ace of Base.
- Traditional dishes from Sweden include Swedish meatballs, lingonberry jam, and crayfish parties with boiled potatoes and dill.
- Football and ice hockey are Sweden’s main sports.
Economy & Energy In Sweden:
- Sweden is known for its manufacturing and technology – companies like Ericsson, Volvo, and IKEA hail from Sweden.
- Sweden is currently undergoing an oil phase-out, a decrease of nuclear power, and multibillion dollar investments in renewable energy sources, which are a top priority to the majority of people living in Sweden.
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use SwedenWorksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, which is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund.
Download includes the following worksheets
- Sweden Facts.
- A Swedish Feast.
- Sweden Wordsearch.
- True or False?
- Sweden Acrostic.
- Holiday to Sweden.
- Swedish Kings.
- The Islands of Stockholm.
- Sweden Crossword.
- Famous Swedes.
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