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Sweden Museums

Sweden Museums

Sweden Museums

Sweden is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe and the third-largest country in the European Union. The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country. Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats and Swedes and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen.

An independent Swedish state emerged during the early 12th century. When Sweden became involved in the Thirty Years War on the Reformist side, an expansion of its territories began and eventually the Swedish Empire was formed. This became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, ending with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809.

The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814 when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, maintaining an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs. The union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905. Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars and the Cold War, albeit Sweden has since 2009 openly moved towards cooperation with NATO.

Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. The capital city is Stockholm, which is also the most populous city in the country. With its rich history and heritage, Sweden has many fascinating museums.

Sweden Museums


  • Country:                        Kingdom of Sweden
  • Swedish:                        Konungariket Sverige
  • Capital:                          Stockholm
  • National language:       Swedish
  • Demonyms:                  Swedish, Swede
  • Population:                   10 million
  • EU:                                Joined the European Union in 1995

Swedish Proverbs and Quotes

  • Swedish Proverbs and Quotes

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“Those who wish to sing always find a song.”
– Swedish Proverb


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