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Sweden Flag The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige) is a country located in Scandinavia in northern Europe. It shares land borders with Finland and Norway, and is connected to the Denmark via the Oresund bridge (Swedish: Öresundsbron; Danish: Øresundsbroen). The Swedish coast runs along the Baltic Sea, Kattegatt, Oresund (Swedish: Öresund) and Skagerrak.

As of 2007, the estimated population of Sweden was 9,142,817. The capital and largest city of the country, Stockholm, which has a total population of about 1.9 million in the combined city and Metropolitan area. Other important cities in Sweden include Gothenburg, (Swedish: Göteborg), Malmö, Uppsala, and Västerås.

Map of Sweden

Sweden Country Details


Country Name Sweden
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Northern Europe
Flag Sweden Flag
Principal Language Swedish
Capital Stockholm
Major Towns/Cities
  • Åkersberga
  • Ängelholm
  • Örebro
  • Örnsköldsvik
  • Östersund
  • Alingsås
  • Boo
  • Borås
  • Borlänge
  • Enköping
  • Eskilstuna
  • Falun
  • Gävle
  • Gothenburg
  • Halmstad
  • Helsingborg
  • Jönköping
  • Kalmar
  • Karlskoga
  • Karlskrona
  • Karlstad
  • Katrineholm
  • Kristianstad
  • Kungälv
  • Landskrona
  • Lidingö
  • Lidköping
  • Linköping
  • Luleå
  • Lund
  • Märsta
  • Malmö
  • Motala
  • Norrköping
  • Nyköping
  • Piteå
  • Södertälje
  • Sandviken
  • Skövde
  • Skellefteå
  • Stockholm (Capital)
  • Sundsvall
  • Täby
  • Trelleborg
  • Trollhättan
  • Tumba
  • Uddevalla
  • Umeå
  • Upplands Väsby
  • Uppsala
  • Vänersborg
  • Västerås
  • Västervik
  • Växjö
  • Vallentuna
  • Varberg
  • Visby


  • Web Sites about Sweden


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    Books about Sweden


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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden
    By DK

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2017-01-17
    Paperback (352 pages)

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden
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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden will lead you straight to the best attractions this breathtaking country has to offer.

    Explore this beautiful Scandinavian country region-by-region, from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Visit Stockholm Palace, stroll through the medieval Gamla Stan, go island-hopping on the enchanting Bohuslän Coast, and experience the midnight sun of Europe's last wilderness.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden.

       • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
       • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
       • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
       • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
       • Area maps marked with sights.
       • Detailed city maps each include a street finder index for easy navigation.
       • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
       • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

    With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden truly shows you what others only tell you.

    Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.

    Lonely Planet Sweden (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Anna Kaminski

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (352 pages)

    Lonely Planet Sweden (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Sweden is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the beauty of Stockholm's glittering waterways and cobble-stoned streets, hike through the wild natural landscape of its northern regions, or dine on innovative Swedish cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Sweden and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Sweden Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, literature, cinema, design, architecture, music, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, customs.
    • Free, convenient pull-out Stockholm map (included in print version), plus over 50 maps
    • Covers Stockholm, Lappland, the Far North, Ostersund, the Bothnian Coast, Uppsala, Central Sweden, Goteborg, the Southwest, Malmo, the South, the Southeast, Gotland, Visby, Stockholm Archipelago, and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Sweden, our most comprehensive guide to Sweden, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Becky Ohlsen, Anna Kaminski, Josephine Quintero .

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Rick Steves Scandinavia
    By Rick Steves

    Rick Steves
    Released: 2015-06-23
    Paperback (824 pages)

    Rick Steves Scandinavia
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    You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Estonia.

    With this guide, you'll set sail to Europe's most prosperous corner—a smorgasbord of Viking ships, deep green fjords, stave churches, brooding castles, and colorful farmhouses. Explore the sleek, modern capital cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Tallinn. Cruise through Stockholm's scenic archipelago, and sample the Baltic charms of Tallinn. Delve deep into Norway's scenic Sognefjord and bike through the idyllic Danish countryside on the castaway island of Aero. And take some time out from sightseeing to get your blood pumping in a steamy Finnish sauna.

    Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations on what's worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.
    Lonely Planet Pocket Stockholm (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (160 pages)

    Lonely Planet Pocket Stockholm (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet's Pocket Stockholm is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Browse through royalty at Kungliga Slottet, uncover the past at Skansen and Vasamuseet and explore the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Stockholm and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Pocket Stockholm:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Free, convenient pull-out Stockholm map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour neighbourhood maps
    • User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time
    • Covers Gamla Stan, Norrmalm, Djurgarden, Skeppsholmen, Ostermalm, Sodermalm, Kungsholmen, Vasastan and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Pocket Stockholm, a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience.

    • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Stockholm's neighbourhoods as well as the rest of Sweden? Check out Lonely Planet's Sweden guide.
    • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Scandinavia guide for a comprehensive look at all that the region has to offer.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Becky Ohlsen.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Insight Guides: Sweden
    By Insight Guides

    Insight Guides
    Paperback (364 pages)

    Insight Guides: Sweden
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    Discover Sweden, a wonderful place surrounded by tall mountains, rich folklore and cool design. Be inspired by this new edition of Insight Guide Sweden, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this breathtaking country whose cuisine has taken the world by storm.

    Be inspired by our Best of Sweden section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on topics such as saunas, folklore and foraging. A detailed Places section, with stunning travel photography and full-colour maps, shows you where to go and what to do.

    A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip.

    Insight Guide Sweden now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The Sweden app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.

    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

    'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

    Lonely Planet Scandinavia (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet, Carolyn Bain, Peter Dragicevich & Anna Kaminski

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (512 pages)

    Lonely Planet Scandinavia (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Scandinavia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Cruise through Norway's majestic fjords, float in Iceland's Blue Lagoon or sample Copenhagen's finest new-Nordic cuisine; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scandinavia and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Scandinavia Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife and cuisine.
    • Over 45 maps
    • Covers Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Tallinn and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Scandinavia, our most comprehensive guide to Scandinavia, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

    • Looking for just a few of the destinations included in this guide? Check out the relevant Lonely Planet Travel Guides, our most comprehensive guides that both cover the top sights and take the roads less travelled.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Andy Symington, Anna Kaminski, Anthony Ham, Carolyn Bain, Cristian Bonetto, Peter Dragicevich.

    About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

    Top 10 Stockholm (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
    By DK

    DK Eyewitness Travel
    Released: 2015-01-19
    Paperback (128 pages)

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    DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Stockholm is your pocket guide to the very best of Sweden's capital.

    Explore the best of Stockholm, from beautiful churches, parks, and gardens to lively markets and shopping streets with our Top 10 Travel Guide, chockfull of insider tips for every visitor. See Stockholm's spectacular archipelago islands; attend a colorful festival; or explore outdoor activities, museums, and monuments. Our guide has tips for everything from finding fun things to do with children to eating and drinking at the top restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

    Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Stockholm

    True to its name, this Top 10 guidebook covers all major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

    • "Don't miss" destination highlights
    • Things to do and places to eat, drink, and shop by area
    • Free, color pull-out map (print edition), plus maps and photographs throughout
    • Walking tours and day-trip itineraries
    • Traveler tips and recommendations
    • Local drink and dining specialties to try
    • Museums, festivals, outdoor activities
    • Creative and quirky best-of lists and more

    The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Stockholm

    Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to the city of Stockholm, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Stockholm, which offers the most complete cultural coverage of Stockholm; trip-planning itineraries by length of stay; 3-D cross-section illustrations of major sights and attractions; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.


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