Sweden

[ sweed-n ]
/ ˈswid n /

noun

a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Capital: Stockholm.
Swedish Sverige.

Related forms

an·ti-Swe·den, adjectivepro-Swe·den, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sweden

Sweden

/ (ˈswiːdən) /

noun

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
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Culture definitions for sweden

Sweden


Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, in the eastern part of Scandinavia. Its capital and largest city is Stockholm.

Note

Traditionally neutral, Sweden maintained its neutrality through both World War I and World War II.

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It is known for its advanced and comprehensive social welfare legislation.
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