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Interesting Facts About Sweden

Sweden (officially the Kingdom of Sweden) is a country located in Northern Europe. This post will tell you some interesting and fun facts about Sweden.

Interesting Facts About Sweden

  • The official language of Sweden is Swedish.
  • Sweden remained neutral throughout World War I and World War II.
  • Sweden has the most number of McDonald’s per person of anywhere in Europe- although it is half the number of McDonald’s per person in the United States.
  • Sweden exports a lot of timber, iron ore and hydro power.
  • The government has proposed a total ban on fossil fuel driven vehicles by 2025.
  • The average Swedish worker loses 24 days per year due to illness.
  • The unemployment rate (as at the end of 2008) was at 6.4%.
  • About 13% of the Swedish population were born in a country other than Sweden.
  • Swedish women have their first baby at an average age of 30.
  • There are 10 nuclear reactors in Sweden.
  • About three-quarters of mothers in Sweden work.
  • There are about 100,000 Roman Catholics in Sweden.
  • Losec, an ulcer medicine, was invented in Sweden. It was the world’s best selling drug in the 1990′s.
  • ABBA is probably the best known Swedish band.
  • The two most popular sports in Sweden are soccer (football) and ice hockey. The national ice hockey team won the gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

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Thanks to Eupedia for some of the facts.

(3) Comments

  1. These were OK facts I was trying to do a project and I was kinda looking for like more of the geography kind of facts… not that your facts are not GREAT! I mean I didn’t know any of that stuff so it was really good it’s just uhhh thats MY opinion!

  2. The swedish secondary school Norra Real has pruduced 6 nobel-prize winners, more then any school in the world.

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