Sweden – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Republic of Sweden


        noun: Swede(s)        adjective: Swedish


Area          total: 449,964 sq km        water: 39,030 sq km        land: 410,934 sq km

Population: 9,001,774 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups 

        indigenous population: Swedes and Finnish and Sami minorities         foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks

Capital: Stockholm 

Largest Cities 

        Malmo         Goteburg         Helsingborg         Uppsala 

Official Language 

        Swedish         small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities


        Lutheran 87%         Roman Catholic         Orthodox         Baptist         Muslim         Jewish         Buddhist

Political system: presidential/parliamentary democracy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $255.4 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $28,400 (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector  

        agriculture: 2%        industry: 29%

        services: 69% (2001)