Sweden profile

Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft Sweden is a major arms exporter
  • Full name: Kingdom of Sweden
  • Population: 9.5 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Area: 449,964 sq km (173,732 sq miles)
  • Major language: Swedish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 80 years (men), 84 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Swedish krona = 100 ore
  • Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment, paper products, chemicals
  • GNI per capita: US $53,170 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .se
  • International dialling code: +46

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