Country Profile - Sweden

Name: Sweden

Location: Northeast Europe, Scandinavia.

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Stockholm

Language: Swedish, Lapp and English

Area: 449,964 sq kms

Population: 9,088,728 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 06 Jun

Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK).

Climate: In spite of its northern position, Sweden has a relatively mild climate which varies, owing to its great length. The summers can be very hot but get shorter further north. The midnight sun can be seen between mid-May and mid-June above the Arctic Circle. Winters can be bitterly cold, especially in the north.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 1 May Labour Day. 17 May Ascension. 6 Jun National Day. 23 Jun Midsummer's Day. 24 Dec Christmas Eve. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Boxing Day. 31 Dec New Year's Eve.

Airline Name: SAS Scandinavian Airlines (SK)

International Airports: Arlanda (Stockholm) (STO)Landvetter (Gothenburg) (GOT)Sturup (Malmo) (MMA)