Map of Sweden
Map of Sweden

Sweden is the largest of the Scandinavian countries, with an area of 173,860 square miles (450,295 sq km) and 1,999 miles (3,218 km) of coastline. The topography of Sweden features flat to rolling lowlands as well as mountains in its western areas near Norway. Its highest point, Kebnekaise (from Sami Giebmegáisi or Giebnegáisi, “Cauldron Crest”) at 6,926 feet (2,111 m) is located in northwestern Sweden. Sweden has a temperate climate in the south and a subarctic climate in the north.

The capital and largest city in Sweden is Stockholm which is located on its east coast. Sweden has a population of 9,074,055 (July 2010 estimate). Sweden has a strong, developed economy, with personal incomes in the upper range  in Europe.

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