Is Sweden as far north as Alaska?

Is Sweden as far north as Alaska?

Sweden is 0.26 times the size of Alaska (US). It shares borders with Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and Denmark to the southwest through a bridge-tunnel across the Oresund Strait. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden.

Swedes have a reputation for being honest and hardworking with an emphasis on punctuality. This is probably because Swedes are generally polite and respect others' opinions. Public transportation is free and reliable so you don't need to worry about bills when traveling in Sweden. In fact, there is no such thing as "traffic jams" in Sweden since all roads are four lanes wide with clear signs indicating which direction traffic should flow at any given time. Waiting at red lights or other intersections is also not common practice but it's okay to wait if there is no oncoming traffic. Driving is on the right side of the road.

The official language spoken in Sweden is Swedish but many other languages are also spoken including English, Finnish, Arabic, Kurdish among others.

Has Sweden got a border with Russia?

Sweden has a 3,218-kilometer-long (2,000-mile) coastline on the east and the Scandinavian mountain chain (Scanderna) on the west, dividing it from Norway. It shares maritime borders with Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and the Oresund bridge connects it to Denmark (southwest).

Russia has been a neighbor of Sweden since 1556, when an agreement was signed by which Russia ceded its claim on Sweden in exchange for a slice of Swedish territory. However, the treaty was not enforced by Russia because it wanted to keep peace with Sweden.

In 1721, Russia and Sweden signed another treaty that changed little by little over time; it ended in 1809 with the final defeat of Napoleon. This last treaty established a boundary between Russia and Sweden based on the agreement reached by their representatives at Zahlteich (the name means "council ground" in German). The boundary follows the Baltic Sea coast as far as the Gulf of Bothnia and turns north along this sea toward Lake Vättern and continues west across central Sweden to the mountains. From there, the boundary follows the mountain range as far as Storsjön lake before turning south again to end at the Gulf of Finland. The total length of the border is about 2,600 kilometers (1,680 miles).

Since the mid-19th century, Sweden has expanded south into present-day Finland several times, most recently in 1999 - 2006.

Is Sweden a northern country?

Sweden is a country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. It is bounded to the west by Norway, to the northeast by Finland, and to the south and east by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. Its total area is 100,295 km2 (39,659 sq mi), making it the fifth-largest country in Europe. Stockholm is the capital city; other major cities include Malmö, Lund, and Gothenburg.

Swedes often describe their homeland as "the land of nine lakes" because there are actually ten when including Vättern, but this phrase has become synonymous with Sweden itself.

The earliest evidence of human activity in Sweden dates back more than 400,000 years. Before the rise of modern civilization, Sweden was inhabited by Swedish people, an Indo-European tribe that can be traced back to the early Stone Age. They were followed by several other tribes, including the Finns, the Celts, and the Goths. Sweden's present culture and language developed over the last 1,500 years or so, with the Germanic languages becoming dominant around AD 500. The Swedes adopted Christianity as their official religion in the 11th century, but they have retained many traditional customs, such as celebrating Christmas and Easter, wearing clothes on Saint John's Day (June 24), and burning candles on Lammas Night (August 2).

Where is it nearest to Sweden?

The Nordic nations are in northern Europe, bordered by the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Kattegat, the Skagerrak, and the Oresund straits. It shares a border with Norway on the Scandinavian Peninsula in the west, while the Torne river forms the majority of Sweden's border with Finland in the east.

Geographically, Sweden is part of the Scandinavian mountain range and occupies a total area of 450,295 km2 (173,860 sq mi). Climate-wise, Sweden is known for its temperate climate, but with four distinct seasons that include a continental climate in the central and northern portions of the country.

The capital city of Stockholm is located on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. It has been praised for its architecture and award-winning public transportation system.

About 85 percent of Sweden is made up of forests, 10 percent is farmland, and 5 percent is other land uses. The largest forest region is known as "Metsänemi" which means "woodland lake" and covers most of southern Lapland. It contains about half of all trees in Sweden.

Sweden has 84 national parks, protecting areas of natural beauty and ecological interest. They cover 9% of Sweden and contain 15% of all protected species.

Does Sweden border the North Sea?

Sweden is a country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. It is bounded to the west by Norway, to the northeast by Finland, and to the south and east by the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia.

Coordinates62°00′N 15°00′E
AreaRanked 55th
• Total450,295 km2 (173,860 sq mi)
• Land91.31%

Does Sweden have a coast line?

About 14 percent of Sweden is covered by water, making it one of the most hydrologically significant countries in Europe.

Swedes enjoy their summer vacations on the country's beaches, which are mainly found along the Baltic Sea coast but also include some Pacific Ocean resorts.

Beaches are the main attraction for visitors to Sweden, who come to sunbathe, swim, surf, or skate. In fact, Sweden has more registered swimming pools (6,917 as of 2015) than hotels (about 6,500). The majority of these pools are located in Stockholm alone where there are more than 590 pools with a total capacity of more than 1 million square meters (10,750,000 sq ft).

Other popular activities include hiking, biking, running, skiing, and ice skating. Sweden is known for its long cross-country ski races, held annually since 1947. They're considered the world's oldest annual ski event. There are also many museums dedicated to history, art, and culture. Stockholm is home to several such museums including the Nobel Museum, which honors Swedish Nobel Prize winners and exhibits items related to their work.

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