Capital: Stockholm

Population: 9,581,593 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

Official Language: Swedish

Unofficial Languages: Finnish, Sami

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Swede, Finn, Sami, and others

Largest Cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Uppsala

Main Sport: Football, Handball, Basketball

Political System: Constitutional Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Swedish National Holiday (June 6)

Midsummer day (June 25)

All Saints’ Day (November 5)

Christmas (December 25)

St. Stephen´s Day (December 26)


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