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SWEDEN

Capital: Stockholm
Population: 8.86 million
Total Area: 450,000 km2
Currency: Krona (1 $CDN = 6.4945 SEK, March 21, 2001)
Language: Swedish
National Holiday: June 6

Type of State: Constitutional monarchy
Head of State: King Carl XVI Gustaf, since 1973

Type of Government: Parliamentary democracy

Sweden occupies the Eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula. It's a long (1572 kilometers) and rather narrow country, and the largest of the Nordic countries. It shares a long border with Norway to the west and a shorter border with Finland in the east; Denmark lies to the south across the Danish straits, over one of which (Öresund) a huge bridge is being built. The Baltic Sea islands of Gotland and Öland are integral parts of Sweden.

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