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Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige
FlagCoat 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 vapen bra.svg 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
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentaryrepresentative democracy under constitutional monarchy
 - MonarchKing Carl XVI Gustaf
 - Prime MinisterFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
 - Speaker of
the Riksdag
Per Westerberg (M)
LegislatureRiksdag
Establishment
 - ConsolidationMiddle Ages 
Area
 - Total449,964 km2 (57th)
173,745 sq mi
 - Water (%)8.7
Population
 - 2012 census9,555,893[1]
 - Density20.6/km2 (195th)
53.8/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$393.774 billion[2] (34th)
 - Per capita$40,870[2] (14th)
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$552.042 billion[2] (21st)
 - Per capita$57,297[2] (7th)
Gini (2011)24.4[3]
low
HDI (2013)Increase 0.916[4]
very high ·8th
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.[5][6] Five other languages are officially recognized as minority languages:[7]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.[8][9]
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 July 26, 2012


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