Fast Facts:  Sweden

Fast Facts:  Sweden
Instructions:  Using the resources available on the Kent Library/MG252 website, find the following information about your assigned country. Key the information in the table below. You may increase the size of the cells as necessary. In the sources section, list the names of the sources you used.
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Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway.
Size/Population: 9103778(July 2012 est. )
Capital: Stockholm
Climate: Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north.
Language: Swedish(official), small Sami- and Finish-speaking minorities.
Time Zone: Central European Time Zone(UTC+01:00)
Money/Exchange Rate: 1 Swedish Krona equals 0.13 US Dollar
GDP: $379.4 billion (2011 est.) $363.4 billion (2010 est.) $343.8 billion (2009 est.) note: data are in 2011 US dollars
Chief Exports: machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals
Chief Imports machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing
Main Industries: iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles
National Holiday: Midsummer’s Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New year’s day.
Primary Religion: Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%
Top Sporting Event: This is the most famous sports event of all of the international sports events held in Sweden. Skiing
Top Tourist Attractions: Drottningholm, Vasa Museum. Stockholm Archipelago, Stromma Boat Tours, Djurgaden, Sigtuna, Visby, Gotland. The Gota Canal, Kiruna, Lapland


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Sources:  The CIA World Factbook
Philip’s World Factbook
Worldmark encyclopedia of cultures and daily life
US Department of State – International Travel

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