About Sweden

About Sweden

Sweden is a Scandinavian country that is located in the Northern part of Europe, between Norway and Finland. Many people don’t realize that it also has a way to get into Denmark, which is a bridge and tunnel hybrid that is referred to as the Øresund. It is a member of the European Union, and is number three in terms of size (450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi)). The capital of the country is Stockholm. It is bordered on the East by the Baltic Sea and is separated in from Norway in the west by the Skandema, a Scandinavian mountain chain.

In this section, we’re going to help you get a better idea of how your life is going to be while you are studying in Sweden. Specifically, we are going to look at the government, the history, and climate, geography, and topography. These different factors will help you to get a better overall understanding of the country before you make a final decision about studying there.
Government of Sweden

Currently, Sweden is what is referred to as a constitutional monarchy, similar to what you will see in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Underneath the monarchy is a Parliamentary democracy, and is considered to be the second...

customs-and-culture

One of the most important things that you need to know before you go into any country to study is what the people are like. Every culture is different, and it will be much easier for you to integrate...

History

During the Middle Ages, Sweden came out of the Kalmar Union (1397). Starting in the 16th century, and throughout the 17th century, the country started to become more unified under the King Gustav Vasa. It expanded into areas around...

Geography and Topography

If you are looking to attend university in Sweden, you are probably going to want to know about how the geography, climate, and topography relate to where you are currently residing. Here are some quick facts: Sweden is the 55th...

Sweden Climate

You would actually be surprised about the climate of Sweden. Even though 15% of the country is north of the Arctic Circle, the country actually enjoys a quite temperate climate. There are four seasons that you get to enjoy,...

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