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Sweden officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige) is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Oresund.

Kingdom of Sweden

At 450,295 square kilometres Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of about 9.4 million. Sweden has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54 /sq mi) with the population mostly concentrated to the southern half of the country. About 85% of the population live in urban areas. Sweden's capital is Stockholm, which is also the largest city.


Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, the country expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire. The empire grew to be one of the great powers of Europe in the 17th and early 18th century. Most of the conquered territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost during the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

The eastern half of Sweden, present-day Finland, was lost to Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Sweden by military means forced Norway into a personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, adopting a non-aligned foreign policy in peacetime and neutrality in wartime.


Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy of government and a highly developed economy. In 2010, it ranked fourth in the world in The Economist's Democracy Index and ninth in the United Nations' Human Development Index.

 

In 2010, the World Economic Forum ranked Sweden as the second most competitive country in the world, after Switzerland. Sweden has been a member of the European Union since 1 January 1995 and is a member of the OECD.

Situated in Northern Europe, Sweden lies west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, providing a long coastline, and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. To the west is the Scandinavian mountain chain (Skanderna), a range that separates Sweden from Norway. Finland is located to its northeast. It has maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and it is also linked to Denmark (southwest) by the Oresund Bridge.
Sweden lies between latitudes 55° and 70° N, and mostly between longitudes 11° and 25° E (part of Stora Drammen island is just west of 11°).The highest point is Kebnekaise at 2,111 m above sea level.

 

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Tourist Attractions In Sweden

Sweden is mostly visited by tourists from its neighbouring countries Denmark, Norway and Finland. Thereafter follow tourists from Germany and the United Kingdom.
A popular route for German tourists is to go by train from southern Sweden, through the European routes, up to Sweden's northern parts. Attractions along the way are historical, natural and cultural.
According to the CIA World Factbook, Sweden is the 21st most visited country in the world, with 7,627,000 arrivals in 2006.

Tourist attractions in Sweden are numerous but, just like the Swedish people, never obtrusive. The country’s main attraction is its landscape. And beautiful sceneries are usually not compatible with busy souvenir shops and restaurants.

So you won’t find many amusement parks or palaces on my list. But I guarantee you’ll have an unforgettable vacation if you visit some (or all) of these spots. 

Cities

Stockholm has it all: unique location, great architecture, historical sights, museums, parks, nightlife, shops – and an archipelago of 24,000 islands just around the corner. If you haven’t seen Stockholm, you haven’t seen Sweden. Goteborg, Malmo and Uppsala are other attractive cities. Also interesting are Karlskrona (town center is a world heritage site), Kristianstad (historical town, boulevards in Parisian style), Lund (university town with famous cathedral) and Kalmar (beautiful location, old town and well-preserved Renaissance palace).

Gotland

Speaking of tourist attractions in Sweden, one wouldn’t expect to think of beaches. But there are beaches in Sweden. Some of the best are found on the Baltic island of Gotland, which is popular among Swedes and attracts thousands of visitors every summer. The pleasant and surprisingly flat landscape is excellent for cycling. The walled medieval Hanseatic town Visby is on the World Heritage List of the Unesco and an attraction on its own.

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Lake Siljan
Found in the heart of Dalarna, central Sweden, this lake is the center of folklore and tradition. Dalarna is a popular holiday destination in summer. Thousands of Swedes visit Leksand every year to see the midsummer pole set up. The nearby town of Rattvik is famous for its folk dancing. Also worth a visit is the bear park in Orsa. Or you can just enjoy the beautiful lake Siljan and the hilly fertile land surrounding it.

Mines
Mining has always had a special attraction. Mines make some of the most exciting tourist attractions in Sweden. Three are worth a visit. The copper mine of Falun, Dalarna (now on the World Heritage List), and the iron-ore mines of Kiruna and Gallivare in Lapland. You can book a guided tour and go down yourself. 

National Parks
Sweden has dozens of national parks and nature reserves, ideal for long hiking tours. The most impressive scenery is found in Lapland in the North. Most popular is Abisko, a great spot with the famous Lapporten landmark.

Just a little to the south is the spectacular Sarek national park, Europe’s wildest place with dangerous rivers, deep valleys, high mountains and no facilities for tourists. For experienced hikers only! Friendlier but with some incredible scenery too are Padjelanta (HOME of the reindeer) and Muddus.

 

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