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Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige  (Swedish)
FlagGreater coat of arms
Motto: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden"[a]
"For Sweden – With the Times"
Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria[b]
Thou ancient, thou free

Royal anthemKungssången
Song of the King
Location of  Sweden  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Sweden  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Stockholm
59°21′N18°4′E / 59.350°N 18.067°E / 59.350; 18.067
Official languagesSwedish[c]
Ethnic groupsno official statistics[d]
Demonym
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary
constitutional monarchy
 - KingCarl XVI Gustaf
 - SpeakerUrban Ahlin
 - Prime MinisterStefan Löfven
LegislatureRiksdag
History
 - A unified Swedish kingdom establishedBy early 12th century 
 - Part of Kalmar Union1397 - 1523 
 - Part of Swedish-Norwegian Union4 November 1814 - August 1905[1] 
Area
 - Total450,295 km2 (57th)
175,896 sq mi
 - Water (%)8.7
Population
 - 2015 estimate9,775,572[2] (89th)
 - 2013 census9,658,301
 - Density21.5/km2 (194th)
55.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2015 estimate
 - Total$464.264 billion[3] (34th)
 - Per capita$47,229[3] (14th)
GDP (nominal)2015 estimate
 - Total$487.396 billion[3] (21st)
 - Per capita$49,582[3] (7th)
Gini (2012)negative increase 24.9[4]
low
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.898[5]
very high ·12th
CurrencySwedish krona (SEK)
Time zoneCET(UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd
Drives on theright[e]
Calling code46
ISO 3166 codeSE
Internet TLD.se[f]
a.^ "För Sverige – I tiden" has been adopted by Carl XVI Gustaf as his personal motto.
b.^Du gamla, Du fria has never been officially adopted as national anthem, but is so by convention.
c.^ Since 1 July 2009.[6][7] Five other languages are officially recognised as minority languages:[8]Finnish, Meänkieli, Romani, Sami, and Yiddish. The Swedish Sign Language also has a special status.
d.^ On 31 December 2012, approximately 27% of the population had a full or partial foreign background.[9][10]
e.^ Since 3 September 1967.
f.^ The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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