Sweden

Country on the Scandinavian peninsula

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.6 million have a foreign background. Persons with foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents. It has a low population density of 25 inhabitants per square kilometre (65/sq mi), with 1 437 persons per km2 in localities. 87% of Swedes live in urban areas, which cover 1.5% of the entire land area. The highest concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

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The high-profile epidemiologist who led Sweden's no lockdown strategy in the spring appears to be being sidelined by the government after his prediction that..
9 hours ago • New Zealand Herald

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s foreign minister said on Tuesday she had spoken to her Iranian counterpart after reports Iran may soon enforce a death..
4 days ago • WorldNews
A passenger ferry ran aground next to islands between Sweden and Finland yesterday, leaving nearly 430 passengers and crew stranded for the night, the Finnish..
1 week ago • WorldNews
A Baltic Sea ferry with 331 passengers and a crew of 98 run aground in heavy storm winds Saturday in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and..
1 week ago • New Zealand Herald
With three words, Sweden's King Carl Gustaf captured the panic engulfing his country as it backflips on a controversial herd immunity strategy and coronavirus..
1 week ago • New Zealand Herald

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