Fact sheets about Sweden
Our fact sheets about Sweden cover a wide range of topics. Below you will find them all in one list, alphabetically sorted. They are also listed under the relevant categories on the site.
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. Its distinctive yellow and blue flag is one of the national emblems that reflect centuries of history between Sweden and its Nordic neighbors.
Swedish is one of the ten most translated languages in the world when it comes to works of fiction. Between 2006 and 2010, more than 3,300 titles were translated into other languages. International interest has been aroused primarily by crime writers such as Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell. They have maintained a classic tradition in Swedish literature, based on a critical appraisal of contemporary society.
The core principle of sustainable development is that members of one generation should act to conserve resources for future generations. For most Swedes today, sustainability is a way of life.