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Country name:

conventional long form: Kingdom of Sweden
conventional short form: Sweden
local long form: Konungariket Sverige
local short form: Sverige

 

Capital:

Stockholm

 

Location:

Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway

 

Climate:

temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north

 

Area:

total: 449,964 sq km
land: 410,934 sq km
water: 39,030 sq km

 

Population:

8,986,400 (July 2004 est.)

 

Languages:

Swedish
note: small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

 

Economy- Overview:

 

Natural resources:

iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower

 

Industries:

iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles

 

Exports - commodities:

machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals

 

Imports - commodities:

machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing

 

Exchange rates:

 

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