Capital: Stockholm

Area: 789 024 km2

Population: 9.412.851

Ethnic groups: Swedish 90,8 %, Finnish 2,5 %, other 6,7 %

Language: Swedish

Religion: Lutheran Christianity is officially the largest religion in Sweden, other Christian Churches include the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. Islam is the second largest religion practiced by 5% of the population

Neighboring countries: Norway, Finland

Climate: July temperatures in Sweden average 13 to 17°C, February is Sweden’s coldest month, with temperatures from – 22 to -3°C.

Time zone: UTC/GMT + 2 hours

National currency: Swedish krona (9,28 SEK=1,00 euro)

Joined the European union: 1995

Visa: EU citizens do not require a visa

Travel documents: if you are an EU national , you do not need to show your national ID card or passport when you are travelling from one border-free Schengen EU country to another. It is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you can prove your identity if needed.