The Kingdom of Sweden is part of the north European region known as Scandinavia and borders Norway, Finland, and the Baltic Sea. It is also linked to Denmark by a tunnel/bridge. Sweden has 9.7 million people, but the population density is only 54 per square mile. Most of the population is urban (85 percent) and is concentrated in the southern part of the country.
Sweden is the seventh wealthiest nation in the world by GDP per capita and has an export-dominated economy. The south is largely agricultural, besides being urbanized and industrialized, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden’s main trading partners are Norway, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S. Some of Sweden’s main industries include: timber, iron ore, hydro-electric power, exportation of military equipment, automobile manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications.
Sweden has 162,707 km (101,000 mi) of road and 1,428 km (890 mi) of main expressway.
Major cities connected by Sweden’s road system include Stockholm (the capital), Gothenburg, and Malmo, and roads unite the nation with surrounding nations and ultimately Russia as well. There are 13,000 km (7,800 mi) of railroad within Sweden and rail links to Oslo and to certain Danish islands. One line even makes its way up through the north country and crosses the Norwegian border to connect with the Arctic port of Narvik. The rail system was at one time government owned, but now it has been partly privatized. Stockholm has the only subway system in the country, but it is quite extensive, having 100 stations.
Sweden’s seaports of Malmo and Gothenburg are serviced by the two largest port operating companies in Europe, and the nation is well-serviced as to sea freight. Malmo’s position near Denmark and Copenhagen and at the southern tip of Sweden give it special strategic importance. The largest airport in Sweden is Stockholm-Arlanda which transports around 16 million per year, with Gothenburg-Landvetter and Stockholm-Skavsta being the next highest-volume airports in the nation.
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