Sweden: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-10.

General points to know about Sweden – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Stockholm (& largest city)

Population: 10 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Swedish

Monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf

Prime Minister: Stefan Löfven

Currency: Krona (SEK)

Area: 450,295 km2 (173,860 mi2)

Dialing Code: +46

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Swedish or Swede (what’s this?)

EndonymSverige
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): SE (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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