Some facts about Sweden

Quick facts

Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe

Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km)

Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km)

Capital: Stockholm

Population: 9.6 million inhabitants

Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy

Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber

Religion: In practice, Sweden is very secularized. The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran; co-exists with many other beliefs

Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years

Source : www.sweden.se

Average temperatures

January

Malmö: -0.2 ° C / 31,6 ° F
Stockholm: -2.8 ° C / 27,0 ° F
Kiruna: -16,0 ° C / 3,2 ° F

July

Malmö: + 16,8 ° C / 62,2 ° F
Stockholm: + 17.2 ° C / 63,0 ° F
Kiruna: + 12.8 ° C / 55,0 ° F

Daylight

January

Malmö: 7 hours
Stockholm: 6 hours
Kiruna: 0 hours

July

Malmö: 17 hours
Stockholm: 18 hours
Kiruna: 24 hours