- a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Capital: Stockholm.
Examples from the Web for sweden
In Sweden parents can use those days up until the child turns 12.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Yung Lean was born Jonatan Leandoer Håstad in Belarus, before moving to Sweden at the age of 3.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’
January 4, 2015
We have also seen countries like Sweden recognize Palestine as a state.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
Rights activists like Boledi, the Iranian Baluch dissident living in Sweden, harbor some of the same concerns.
Boledi, who lives in Sweden, laughs heartily when I call him to ask about his connections to Jundullah.
She took the crown from her head with her own hands, and ceased to be the ruler of Sweden.Biographical Stories
The swan is said to breed wild now no further away than the North of Sweden.Beowulf
Denmark, Sweden, and Russia, were then successively visited by him.
Henry wished first to secure the approval of England, Sweden, and Denmark.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
They arrived in Sweden early in July and remained until October.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
- a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic: first united during the Viking period (8th–11th centuries); a member of the European Union. About 50 per cent of the total area is forest and 9 per cent lakes. Exports include timber, pulp, paper, iron ore, and steel. Official language: Swedish. Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Currency: krona. Capital: Stockholm. Pop: 9 119 423 (2013 est). Area: 449 793 sq km (173 665 sq miles)Swedish name: Sverige
Word Origin and History for sweden
c.1600, originally in Scottish (Swethin, Swadne, etc.), from Middle Dutch Sweden, probably a dative plural of Swede (earlier in English Sweden was used of the people and Swedeland of the country). In Old English, the country was Sweoland or Sweorice (cf. Old Norse sviariki, source of Swedish Sverige). Ultimately named for the original inhabitants (see Swede).