Facts and info about Sweden

Sweden is actually the third-largest country in Western Europe.

A holiday in Sweden promises to be one of the most relaxing and ‘laid back’ you may ever have!

Stockholm is by far the quietest and most relaxing capital in Europe. A lot of attractions, a lot of water and the best restaurants in the whole country.

Number of inhabitants: 10,200,000 (2018)

Capital: Stockholm

Population

Sweden is sparsely populated. 85% of the people are living in the southern and central part around Stockholm.

Religion

The majority of the inhabitants still belong to the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Faith.

Foreign policy and defence

Sweden has lived in peace for two centuries.

Economy

Sweden has an export-oriented, high-tech and well-diversified economy. It is considered to be the most competitive in the world.

Social conditions

The general welfare in Sweden is very high and there are a lot of privileges for the working people. All are financed with taxes.


National calendar of all 2019 public holidays.

Date Day Holiday
1 Jan Tue New Year’s Day
6 Jan Sun Epiphany
19 Apr Fri Good Friday
21 Apr Sun Easter Sunday
22 Apr Mon Easter Monday
1 May Wed May Day
30 May Thu Ascension Day
6 Jun Thu National Day
9 Jun Sun Whit Sunday
22 Jun Sat Midsummer Day
2 Nov Sat All Saints’ Day
25 Dec Wed Christmas Day
26 Dec Thu 2nd Day of Christmas

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