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Life in Sweden

Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, but it only has about 10 million inhabitants, so it is not as populated as many other European countries. Sweden is a very long country 1,574 km from top to bottom, but when it comes to area, most of the population live in the southern parts of the country. This means that the northern part of Sweden is not as populated. The capital, Stockholm, is the largest city in Sweden. Gothenburg and Malmö are two other major cities.  


In southern Sweden, the winters are shorter than in most other areas of Sweden, but nevertheless quite cold. Summer temperatures are normally 20-25° C. Due to the high latitude, we have very long hours of daylight in the summer and few hours of daylight in the winter.

Sweden is known for being a modern and safe country with a reputation for being competitive and innovative. It has one of the highest standards of living in the world and a respected system of democracy, individual rights and equal opportunities. Most Swedes are able to speak English.


Read more about Sweden and the Swedes at Sweden.se and at Visit Sweden.


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Last updated: 2020-03-30