Sweden at a Glance

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Sweden at a Glance

Sweden at a Glance

The even tenor of Swedish politics was shaken severely in February 1986, when the Prime Minister, Olof Palme, was assassinated in a Stockholm street


Area 449 793 km2 (173 665 sq miles)

Population 8 340 000

Government Parliamentary monarchy

Currency Krona = 100 ore

Language Swedish.

Religion Christian (94% Evangelical Lutheran)

Climate cool temperate with short, hot summers and long, cold winters. Average temperature in Stockholm ranges from - 5 to - 1C (23-30F) in February to 14-22C (57-72F) in July

Main primary products Dairy products, cereals, potatoes, sugar beet. rapeseed. timber; iron ore, copper, lead, zinc

Major industries Engineering and electrical goods, motor vehicles, mining, timber products including wood pulp and paper, furniture

Main exports Engineering and electrical goods, timber, timber products, paper and wood pulp, motor vehicles, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum products

Annual income per head (US$) 10 350

Population growth (per thous/yr) Static

Life expectancy (yrs.) Male 75 Female 79

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