Map of Sweden
Sweden is located in northern Europe, and it is bordered by Norway to the west and Finland to the east. The country covers an area of 173,860 square miles, making it the third largest country in the European Union. Sweden has a population of over 10 million people, and the capital city is Stockholm.
Sweden’s landscape is varied, with mountains, forests, and lakes. The highest point in the country is Kebnekaise Mountain, which stands at 6,926 feet tall. The longest river is the Klaraelven, which flows for 430 miles through the western part of the country. Sweden also has thousands of islands, including the large island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
Sweden has a long history and rich culture. The first people settled in the country over 12,000 years ago, and it was officially established as a kingdom in 836 AD. Today, Swedish culture is known for its art, food, architecture, design, and fashion. Visitors to Sweden can enjoy activities like hiking, skiing, canoeing, and fishing.