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Abisko National Park, Sweden
Abisko National Park, Sweden

Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, appear during the beginning of September in and around Kiruna in the far north of Sweden.
Photo by David Becker

SWEDEN

Europe

SWEDEN

Europe

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Key facts

Capital: Stockholm

Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway

Government: Kingdom of Sweden

Currency: Swedish kronor (SEK)

Area: 450,295 sq km

Population: 10,261,767 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Swedish (official)

Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran) 57.6%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 8.9%, none or unspecified 33.5% (2019 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+1

Tel Code: +46

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