Geographical position: Sweden is a northern country located on the Scandinavian peninsula. Norway and Finland border adjacent to this state, and the Øresund Bridge connects the country with Denmark… The population of Sweden reaches almost 10 million people. A significant part of the people inhabit the southern part of the country, while 85% live in other cities of the state.
City Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. The Scandinavian mountains are located in the west of the state. The country is rich in forest resources. The islands of Holland and Oland belong to Sweden. Lakes Vänern and Vättern are the largest in the entire country. Since Sweden is dominated by a constitutional monarchy, the king is at the head of the state. Moreover, the legislative power is in the hands of the Swedish Parliament, which is headed by the Prime Minister.
Sweden on the map
About the climate in Sweden
The temperate zone of the country has a favorable effect on the weather, but it is clearly expressed in three climatic zones. The southern territorial part has a warmer climate due to the presence of the Norwegian mountains, which reliably shelter and prevent a large amount of precipitation in the form of rains. In the central part, the oceanic climate prevails, and the subarctic one dominates in the north of the country.
Sweden is “rich” in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. The length of the shores stretches over three thousand kilometers. Rivers in the country are present in measured numbers, the most famous of them are Kalix-Elv, Tourne-Elv, Ume-Elv and Skellefte-Elv.
Sweden is a country with an ancient history
The history of Sweden has deep roots, from the Vikings to King Charles XII. Historical data cannot yet accurately determine the date and year of the founding of the Kingdom of Sweden. There are cities that still have medieval streets, fortresses and castles. Tourists are advised to take a cruise on the coastal waters, go fishing in Swedish waters that are rich in fish and, of course, relax in the country’s ski resorts.
In the Middle Ages, the Kingdom of Sweden held power over the entire Scandinavian Peninsula for a considerable time, and thus its influence affected the traditions and customs of neighboring countries. But in turn, the Swedish people acquired some of the cultures from other countries. For many people who do not know Swedish customs, these people will seem a little strange. Every year, locals celebrate unusual holidays with unusual names: “Waffle Day”, “Cinnamon Roll Day” and so on.
National Swedish cuisine
For the preparation of various dishes, the Swedes usually use fish (herring), seafood, meat, potatoes, cheese. Mushrooms, berries and game are used in many Swedish recipes. Meatballs paired with boiled potatoes and sauce are considered a favorite traditional dish.
Sweden for tourists
Sweden is always safe for tourists. Those who visit this country must bring home Swedish folk crafts, chocolates and sweets, as well as jewelry made of gold and silver, and the like as souvenirs. And, of course, there are a lot of photos, because in Sweden there is something to see and capture as a keepsake!