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  Geography of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Götaland represents southern Sweden and Svealand is to its north in middle Sweden.
Sweden is divided into 21 counties or län.
Sweden had a municipality reform in the 1970's, whereby all cities were turned into municipalities.
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 Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones tribe lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
Sweden is known for having an even distribution of income, with a Gini coefficient at 0.21 in 2001 (one of the most even income distributions in the industrialized world).
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines, spruces and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
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 Dominions of Sweden - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
By the Treaty of Oliva between Poland and Sweden in 1660 following the Northern Wars the Polish king renounced all claims to the Swedish throne and Livonia was formally ceded to Sweden.
By the peace treaties of Brömsebro (1645) and Roskilde (1658) the Realm of Sweden expanded to the south.
Sweden received the German town of Wismar with the surrounding countryside in the Peace of Westphalia (1648).
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 sociology - Sweden
Sweden as a name was originally a plural form of Swede and is a so-called "back-formation", from Old English Sweoðeod, the land of the Suiones.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
In underground circles, Sweden is known for a large number of death metal and fl metal acts, often viewed as pioneering or at the forefront of the scene.
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 Sweden - Uncyclopedia
The self-possessed ruler of the Queerdom of Sweden.
Sweden is the homeland of the great Moose and the majority of Swedes are dependent on it for their survival.
Sweden is the home of ABBA who won two consecutive Eurovision Song Contest victories in 1966-67 when it was known as the European Cup.
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 Encyclopedia: Geography of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, and shaped by a dogmatic Protestantism, until its natural assets – timber, iron ore, grains – allowed it to fund a social democratic welfare state in the early 20th century.
Sweden was inhabited by hunters and gatherers during the Stone Age (6000 BC – 4000 BC), following the recession of the last ice age – the Weichsel glaciation.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Geography_of_Sweden   (257 words)

 Adventure in Sweden - Explore Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sweden is one of a group of countries in Northern Europe including Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, known collectively as Scandinavia.
Sweden occupies the eastern half of a peninsula which forms the western boundary of the Baltic sea.
Sweden's northern latitude means that it never gets really dark between May and August and beyond the arctic circle is the land of the midnight sun.
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 Geography of Sweden
The rest of southern Sweden consists of a fairly level but fragmented landscape of primary rock with a varied terrain of fields, hills, and lakes that is especially typical of the broad zone between the cities of Stockholm and Göteborg (Gothenburg).
Sweden's climate is a function of the country's location in the border zone between Arctic and warmer air masses as well as its proximity to the Atlantic, with its warm Gulf Stream.
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary form of government based on a one-chamber legislature.
www.bolag.org /english/sweden/general/e-s-geography.htm   (3017 words)

 Olof of Sweden - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Olof of Sweden or Olof Skötkonung/Skottkonung (the meaning of the cognomen is disputed) was the son of Eric the Victorious and Sigrid the Haughty.
In a Viking expedition to Wendland, he had captured Edla, the daughter of a Wendish chieftain, and she gave him the son Emund (who was to become king of Sweden), and the daughter Astrid.
In 1018, Olof's cousin, the earl of Westrogothia, Ragnvald Ulfsson and the Norwegian king's emissaries Björn Stallare and Halte Skeggesson had arrived at the thing of Uppsala in an attempt to sway the Swedish king to accept peace and as a warrant marry his daughter Ingegerd Olofsdotter to the king of Norway.
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 Sweden Geography
Sweden is located in Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway.
The terrain of Sweden is mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west.
Sweden is temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north
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 Sweden's Demographic Transition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sweden began the transition to stage two of the demographic transition in the period 1750-1850.
Sweden's experience in moving from stage one to stage four of the demographic transition has been repeated in other industrial countries and is currently occurring in some less industrialized countries.
Sweden is unique in having long-term population statistics, but the changes in its birth, death, and growth rates as the country moved from stage one to stage three of the demographic transition have been mirrored in other industrial countries.
academics.smcvt.edu /geography/sweden.htm   (843 words)

 Sweden (01/07)
Sweden suffered further territorial losses during the Napoleonic wars and was forced to cede Finland to Russia in 1809.
Sweden's predominantly agricultural economy shifted gradually from village to private farm-based agriculture during the Industrial Revolution, but this change failed to bring economic and social improvements commensurate with the rate of population growth.
When Sweden became a member of the EU in 1995, some argued that it went against Sweden's historic policy of neutrality (Sweden had not joined the EU during the Cold War because it was incompatible with neutrality).
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 Sweden Info
Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe, and is one-tenth larger than California.
Sweden emerged from the Napoleonic Wars with the acquisition of Norway from Denmark and with a new royal dynasty stemming from Marshal Jean Bernadotte of France, who became King Charles XIV (181844).
The artificial union between Sweden and Norway led to an uneasy relationship, and the union was finally dissolved in 1905.
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 Geography of Sweden (the s.c.nordic FAQ)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Northwestern Sweden is crossed by an ancient mountain chain; the remainder of the north is a southeast-sloping plateau that rises to between 200 and 500 meters.
South of Norrland, forming the regions of Svealand in central Sweden and Götaland farther south, is a varied landscape of plains and rift valleys.
Sweden consists of 25 provinces (landskap) which are divided in hundreds (one härad - several härader).
www.lysator.liu.se /nordic/scn/faq72.html   (1273 words)

Sweden's regions include the North (Land of the Midnight Sun), The Lake and Folklore District, Stockholm and surrounds, the Crystal Kingdom and the Islands of the Sun, Gothenburg and the West, and the Castle Country and the South.
Modern Sweden maintains a worldwide reputation for its progressive social welfare policies, which were the outcome of a steady evolution toward democratic government that began in the early nineteenth century.
Sweden is also known for its traditional handicrafts, furs, design and crystal, pewter and brass works, as well as automobiles, aquavits and furniture.
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 Geography | Sweden in brief | Sweden | eu2001.se
Sweden shares borders with Norway and Finland and since 1 July 2000 has also come closer to Denmark and the European continent through the opening of the Öresund bridge to traffic between Malmö and Copenhagen.
Sweden's geography is characterised by its long coastline, immensely beautiful countryside, dense forests, myriad lakes and extensive mountainous areas.
Sweden's first national parks were established in 1909 and were the first in Europe.
www.eu2001.se /static/ENG/facts/kort_geografi.asp   (306 words)

 Geography of Sweden - SWEDEN.SE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In 2000, Sweden and Denmark inaugurated a 16 km (10 mile) long bridge and tunnel across the Öresund straits between Malmö and Copenhagen, the Danish capital.
Of Sweden’s forest land, 10% (mostly in the north) is owned by Swedish state companies, while private companies own 40% (mainly in north central Sweden) and individual owners, mainly farmers, own 50%.
Sweden’s rich natural resources – its forests, ore deposits and hydroelectric power – constitute the historical basis of its industrial economy, but the emphasis has shifted toward increasingly advanced products, often still based on such indigenous raw materials as timber and metals.
www.sweden.se /templates/cs/FactSheet____12241.aspx   (3142 words)

 Sweden Overview | Sweden Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Sweden is a land of cultural contrast, from the Danish influence of the southwest to the nomadic Laplanders in the wild Arctic north.
Much of Sweden is swathed in forest, and there are thousands of lakes, notably large stretches of water between Gothenburg and the capital, Stockholm.
Sweden is bordered by Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast, with a long Baltic coast to the east and south.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Sweden/Overview   (548 words)

 Geography of Sweden
Sweden is located in the northern part of Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula between the mountains in the north and the seas to the south.
Sweden is rich in minerals and has many rivers and almost 100,000 lakes.
The climate of Sweden varies from the north to the south.
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 Sweden.tv - Travel - Geography
Sweden's sea borders are with the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat and Skagerrak.
Sweden is the biggest country in Scandinavia, covering an area of 450,000 sq km.
Sweden's highest peak is the glacier-capped northern peak of Mt Kebnekaise at 2111m.
www.sweden.tv /travel/geography   (486 words)

 Sweden maps from Omni Resources.
The south of Sweden is mapped at 1:250,000, and the less populated north at 1:400,000.
Symbols are used to show the locations of places of tourist interest, such as hiking trails, campsites, ski lifts, castles, etc. Boundary information includes municipal, county and provincial borders as well as national park and international borders.
At the front of the atlas there are maps that show the distances between main towns and route route-planing maps of the whole of Sweden, Norway and Finland at 1:2,000,000.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/sweden.htm   (580 words)

 Sweden - Scandinavica.com
Sweden is a country of the European Union.
- Sweden became a military power during the 17th century but lost the Duchy of Finland in a war with Russia in 1809.
- Sweden is a member of the European Union since 1995.
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 Mobergs Mobler - geography of sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Educational Geography Information -- Sweden
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Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 by the global economic downturn, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries.
Indecision over the country's role in the political and economic integration of Europe delayed Sweden's entry into the EU until 1995, and waived the introduction of the euro in 1999.
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 Sweden: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — FactMonster.com
Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the fourth-largest country in Europe and is one-tenth larger than California.
Sweden emerged from the Napoleonic Wars with the acquisition of Norway from Denmark and with a new royal dynasty stemming from Marshal Jean Bernadotte of France, who became King Charles XIV (1818–1844).
The artificial union between Sweden and Norway led to an uneasy relationship, and the union was finally dissolved in 1905.
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 Sweden Information, Sweden Geography
Sweden is located in the northwest of the continent of Europe.
In fact, Sweden is separated from Norway in the northwest by the Kjolen Mountain range.
Then there is the northern region of Sweden which is sub-artic and experiences plenty of precipitation in winter in the form of snow, and sports mild and cool summers.
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 Sweden map, buy Sweden maps and a Sweden guidebook from Map Town Ltd.
A Sweden travel guide will help you understand the cultures and take advantage of the advice and experience acquired from other travelers who have been there before you.
Sweden draws visitors in both summer and winter, for a wide variety of activities and sights.
With a map of Sweden and a Sweden travel guide, you will be sure to make the most of your time in this interesting country.
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