Sweden - Location, size, and extent



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Fourth in size among the countries of Europe, Sweden is the largest of the Scandinavian countries, with about 15% of its total area situated north of the Arctic Circle. Extreme length N S is 1,574 km (978 mi) and greatest breadth E W is 499 km (310 mi). Sweden has a total area of 449,964 sq km (173,732 sq mi): land area, 410,934 sq km (158,663 sq mi); water area, 39,030 sq km (15,070 sq mi), including some 96,000 lakes. Comparatively, the area occupied by Sweden is slightly larger than the state of California. Sweden is bounded on the N and NE by Finland, on the E by the Gulf of Bothnia, on the SE by the Baltic Sea, on the SW by the Öresund, the Kattegat, and the Skagarrak, and on the W by Norway, with a total boundary length of 5,423 km (3,370 mi), of which 3,218 km (2000 mi) is coastline. The two largest Swedish islands in the Baltic Sea are Gotland and Öland. Sweden's capital city, Stockholm, is located on the southeast Baltic Sea coast.

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Apr 6, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
Reading Steig Larsson's books and consequently fascinated with Sweden, its geography, history and culture. Sounds like a great place.
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Mar 14, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
So.. Swedish IS bigger then Japan :) thx for the info
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May 23, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Sorry I mean that the flag is Danish not Norwegian.
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Nov 20, 2012 @ 9:09 am
Great and all but the country shown on the picture is Denmark not Sweden.Sweden is the one riiight next to Denmark on the right

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