Sweden By Dale Propst

Intro

The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. The major language is Swedish but there is a small percent of Sami and Finnish. Sweden is between Finland and Norway in Northern Europe. The population of Sweden is 9,880,604 people. The average age is 41 years old, the life expectancy of Sweden is 82 years.

Geography

Sweden has flat rolling lowlands. Toward the west there are mountains, and there are forests in the south. One of Sweden's many Architectural landmarks is The Turning Torso, and it is the first twisting skyscraper. The world's first Ice Hotel is located in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden and is remade by sculpturists each year. Emporia looks like a normal mall but it looks like a section has been taken out of it.

To the left is the Turning Torso, the top right is the icehotel, and the bottom right is Emporia.

One of Sweden's many important bodies of water is the Baltic Sea located just to the the east of Sweden. Another body of water is Vättern and the area of this lake is 734 mi². Emån is a lake many people go to and it is 137 mi long.

The picture to the left is the Baltic Sea and tow the right is Vättern. I could not find a picture of Emån.

Sweden has many big cities but the biggest is Stockholm, the capital of the country with 930,000 people. The next biggest city in Sweden is Malmö with a population of 320,000, then it is Uppsala which has 140,000 citizens.

The top left picture is Stockholm, the photo to the top left is Malmö and on the bottom is Uppsala.

Climate

In July temperatures in Sweden average 55 to 63°F, and in February is usually Sweden's coldest month with temperatures from -8 to 27°F. The average rainfall is 21 inches per year. In Sweden, over the course of a year the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 73°F. The climate is normally cold which can snow and because of snow, schools would be closed and it would be too cold for outside workers.

Culture

Sweden's type of government is a Hereditary Monarchy. The major religion is Christian. The major ethnic groups in Sweden are Swedish, Finnish, Sami minorities, Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, and Turks. The top three sports in Sweden are soccer, handball, and basketball. The top three holidays are Easter Monday, International Workers' Day, and Ascension Day.

Story behind the flag

The Swedish flag has a solid blue background with a yellow cross extending from the top to bottom and left to right of the flag. The yellow of the cross represents generosity, while the blue background symbolizes loyalty, truth and justice.

Native animals

The native animals are mooses, beavers, wolves, bears, arctic foxes, wolverines, lynxes, and wild boars.

Trading partners and Allies

Sweden's top five trading partners and allies are Norway, Germany, United States, United Kingdom, and Denmark.

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Created By
DALE PROPST
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Credits:

Created with images by Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca - "Sweden Grunge Flag" • jencorchaiza - "swedish flag flag sweden" • Kieran Lynam - "Twisted Tower" • bjaglin - "Ice Hotel Church @ Jukkasjärvi" • Giåm - "2013-02-17" • rrrtem - "Sea" • opethpainter - "gränna 2" • 705847 - "reflection city water" • ramszei - "malmö sweden coast" • Johan Lange - "IMG_4261" • flo_p - "Swedish Flag"

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