Travel Information for Sweden
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Swedish Other languages:    Sami, Finnish
Currency: Swedish kronor (SEK)

1 = kr9.61, $1 = kr0.00, £1 = kr11.45

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.seInternational Dialling Code:    46

For help planning your trip to Sweden including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Sweden trip planning page.

Further information on Sweden

Discover more about Sweden - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of sweden

Total area: 449,964 sq km (39,030 sq km under water)

Coastline: 3,218 km (Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia)

Neighbours (border lengths): Finland (614km), Norway (1,619km)

Highest mountain: Kebnekaise (2,111m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Sweden from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 2/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 23/179
Press FreedomGood situation 5/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 4/174
Overall Ranking:    1/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Kingdom of Sweden     Status: Independent Country

Population: 9,723,809 (rank: 90/196)     Density: 21.6 people/sq km (rank: 158/196)

Ethnic groups: indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities; foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks

Religions: Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%

GDP (PPP): $393.8 billion       GDP per capita: $40,900 (rank: 16/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.