Sweden Audrey Snider

Hej, jag heter Audrey Jag välkomnar dig när du tittar på mitt bildspel,

that means; Hello, my name is Audrey, I welcome you before you watch my slide show

Sweden flag

The Swedish flag that is here now, was adopted on June 22, 1906. According to early modern legend, the 12th-century King Eric saw a golden cross in the sky as he landed in Finland during the First Swedish Crusade in 1157. Seeing this as a sign from God he adopted the golden cross against a blue background as his banner. The Nordic Cross design traditionally represents Christianity.

This is one of the first Swedish flags

Sweden's flag was adopted on June 22, 1906, but its design is hundreds of years old (this version probably dates from 1521). The Swedish flag is blue with a golden-yellow Scandinavian cross. The colors are derived from the Swedish national arms and the design is from the Danish flag.

Surstromming, the smelliest food in the world

Fish are a major part of the Swedish diet, which shouldn't be too surprising, given that Sweden is home to one of the world's major archipelagos. But there's one Swedish fish dish that isn't likely to leave Swedish shores. Surstromming is a traditional dish that is essentially fermented herring that's been left to rot for several months in big barrels, before being tinned. The delicacy has been banned from several major airlines for its incredibly strong smell and the potential that the tins might actually explode in pressurized conditions. On the tin, it reads; Gosta Hannells Fish Slating Skagsudde. Gosta Hannells is a name, and Skagsudde is a Lighthouse in Örnsköldsvik. The most common way to consume surströmming is with tunnbröd (thin bread) which is a soft or crisp very thin bread commonly baked in the north of Sweden. The bread is consumed in Sweden all year. Usually a sandwich is made with surströmming, butter, potatoes, sour cream and diced onion. This is what usually is called a surströmmingsklämma. But every consumer have their own way of making it and things like cheese, dill, chives and tomatoes can be added.

Skagsudde,

The Church of Sweden (Svenska kyrkan) is the largest Christian church in Sweden. The church professes the Lutheran faith and is a member of the Porvoo Communion. Lutheran Christianity is officially the largest religion in Sweden, with 6.2 million Swedish citizens being members of the Church of Sweden.

Pippi Longstocking is a book series and t.v show that became mildly popular in Sweden (I have read the books and they are hilarious).The books are about an orphan named Pippi, who was left with a huge stash of cash. She lives alone in and believes that she can do things on her own (trust me she can! ). She was created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. In Sweden, it Pippi Langstrump, but when translated it is Longstocking

“Home is the most important place in the world.”

IKEA is a Swedish multinational group of companies that designs and sells furniture, appliances and home accessories. As of January 2008, it is the world's largest furniture retailer. The colors of IKEA are also the nation's colors

This girl loves sports way too much

Sweden is a country with a high interest in sport. It is estimated that about half the population is active in some sport. The most popular sports that Swedes play are handball, football, golf, athletics and gymnastics. Other common games played or competed in are tennis, ice hockey, basketball, table tennis and bandy. Sweden have won 4 world championships for handball. The Swedish National Handball team is considered to be the most successful in the history of the sport. Handball is a game similar to racquetball in which a ball is hit with the hand in a walled court.

Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden

Sweden's government is a constitutional monarchy, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is the current king of the Swedes (King of Sweden). He has been king since 15 September 1973. His wife is Queen Silvia, of Sweden, and the heir to the throne is Princess Victoria.

Swedish is an Indo-European language belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Germanic languages. In the established classification, it belongs to the East Scandinavian languages together with Danish, separating it from the West Scandinavian languages, consisting of Faroese, Icelandic and Norwegian.

Map of Sweden

The capital of Sweden, Stockholm has 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.

Öresundsbron

The Öresundsbron is a hybrid name, meaning a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The crossing is completed by the 4 km (2.5-mile) Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager. A data cable also makes the bridge the backbone of internet data transmission between central Europe and Sweden/Finland.

Kiruna kyrka

Gustav Wickman’s Kiruna kyrka from 1912 has been voted Sweden’s most beloved building of all time. Due to extensive mining, it will be taken apart, moved and reconstructed in a new location along with the rest of the northern city of Kiruna in the forthcoming years. In 2001, Kiruna Church was voted the most popular pre-1950 building in Sweden, in a country-wide poll conducted by the Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, a government agency connected to the Ministry of Culture.It is considered to be "the Shrine of the Nomadic people

Swedish money- or krona

The Swedish currency is called krona, and 1 us dollar is equal to 9.36 krona.

The physical features of Sweden include a tilted plateau, mountains, eskers and moraines and rocky uplands. Sweden also contains many water features including rivers and lakes.

Housing in Sweden

Recently, there has been a housing shortage in Sweden. Many houses are apartments to fit more people. House prices have nearly tripled in the last 15 years. An average family property cost around 4 million Swedish crowns ($623,000) in Stockholm and its suburbs in the third quarter. That was on a par with 383,000 pounds ($620,000) in Greater London, according to Britain's Centre for Economics and Business Research. The houses are well furnished because of IKEA

sassy

Sweden does not have their own dance, because Sweden has voted to keep a controversial law that bans unlicensed dancing in public and even includes illegally moving your feet to music. If they had there own dance, it would be illegal to do.

traditional Swedish clothing

In Sweden, women traditionally wore skirts, aprons, stockings, hats and shoes, while men and boys wore trousers, shirts, long socks and shoes. Swedes refer to traditional styles of dress as folk dress and national costumes. Different styles of dress appeared for men and women, and distinguished social classes from one another. While modern Swedish people dress like most of the Western world, there are events that call for Swedish national folk dress. The colors represent the colors of the Swedish flag.

nyckelharpa and a Swedish band

The accordion, clarinet, fiddle and nyckelharpa are among the most common Swedish folk instruments. The instrumental genre is the biggest one in Swedish traditional music. A nyckelharpa, or "keyed fiddle", or literally "key harp", is a traditional Swedish musical instrument. It is a string instrument or chordophone. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string.

Ace of Base

Ace of Base was a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas Berggren, Malin Berggren and Jenny Berggren. One of their most famous songs is the sign, which most people have heard. Chorus: 56 seconds

NOTCH aka Markus Persson

Markus Persson, also known as Notch or xNotch, is a Swedish video game programmer and designer who founded the video game company Mojang in late 2010. Mojang has created successful games like Minecraft.

King Sigismund

The war against Sigismund was a war between Duke Charles, later King Charles IX and Sigismund, King of Sweden and Poland. Lasting from 1598 to 1599, it is also called War of Deposition against Sigismund, since the focus of the conflicts was the attempt to depose the latter from the throne of Sweden. The war eventually resulted in the deposition of Sigismund, with Duke Charles taking over the government and later also acceding to the throne

Sweden continues to be neutral and non-aligned. However, in 1995 Sweden did join the European Union, but declined Eurozone membership. Sweden continues to reduce its armed forces and became involved in more international missions in countries like Bosnia and Afghanistan. The continued reduction of its own national defence and the question of whether the country really could defend itself against an attack has led to some criticism. It was learned that the United States government has described Sweden's "official security policy" as "non-participation in military alliances during peacetime and neutrality during wartime." However, Sweden does contribute to various battle groups and is involved in international organizations.

Anders Celsius

Anders Celsius was a Swedish astronomer, physicist and mathematician. He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University. Though he originally set the scale with a boiling point of 0° and a freezing point of 100°, the inverted form of the scale, setting the freezing point of water at 0° and the boiling point at 100° is considered the standard among scientific work today. Another scale, developed by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, is commonly used in the United States.

Pewdiepie

Felix Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian and video producer, best known for his Let's Play commentaries and vlogs on YouTube. Is the most subscribed person on YouTube, as he just reached 50 million.

Swedish FIsh

Swedish Fish is a fish-shaped chewy gum candy, originally developed by the Swedish candy producer Malaco in the late 1950s for the U.S. market. The candy is marketed under the name "pastellfiskar" in Sweden, which means pastel fish.

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