Sweden Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Sweden
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital City: Stockholm
  • Primary Language: Swedish
  • Population: 10,302,984 (2019 Census)
  • Currency: Krona (SEK)
  • GDP: $538 billion USD (2017, World Bank)

18 Sweden Facts for Kids

  1. Sweden is a country on the European continent (Europe).
  2. A native or resident of Sweden is called a Swede.
  3. The primary language spoken in Sweden is Swedish.
  4. The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm.
  5. The population of Sweden was 10,302,984 according to a 2019 census.
  6. According to the estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Sweden is the 91st most populated country in the world.
  7. The national currency of Sweden is the Krona (SEK).
  8. In 2017, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Sweden was $538 billion USD.
  9. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Sweden was 39th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2018.
  10. The government of Sweden is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
  11. The country of Sweden covers 173,860 square miles.
  12. Sweden is the 55th largest size country by square miles.
  13. Sweden is one of the largest countries on the European continent.
  14. Cars in Sweden are driven on the right side of the road.
  15. The country calling code for Sweden is +46.
  16. The ISO 3166 code for Sweden is SE.
  17. Sweden has over 95,000 lakes, around 24,000 islands and about 69% of the entire country is covered in forests.
  18. Sweden produces around 52% of its energy from renewable resources.
  19. It’s estimated that Sweden recycles 99% of the waste Swedes produce.

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