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  Sweden - MSN Encarta
Sweden shares a hilly land boundary with Norway to the west, and it touches Finland to the northeast.
To the south and southwest lie the waterways separating Sweden from Denmark: the Skagerrak, Kattegat, and Öresund straits.
Sweden is famous for its mixed economy, a system in which the government plays an active role in guiding economic life.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761563138/Sweden.html   (1087 words)

  
  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.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines, spruces and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
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).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden   (6728 words)

  
 Sweden. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sweden falls into two main geographical regions: the north (Norrland), comprising about two thirds of the country, which is mountainous (except for a narrow strip of lowland along the Gulf of Bothnia); and the south (Svealand and Götaland), which is mostly low-lying and where most of the population lives.
Sweden was a member of the European Free Trade Association from 1960 to 1994; in 1995 it joined the European Union.
Sweden entered the United Nations in 1946, and Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish diplomat, was secretary-general of the organization from 1953 until his death in 1961.
www.bartleby.com /65/sw/Sweden.html   (2264 words)

  
 Johann & Sandra's Web - Sweden
Sweden until she left for an exchange program in America when she was 17.
Historically Sweden rose from backwardness and poverty into a highly developed postindustrial society and advanced welfare state with a standard of living and life expectancy that rank among the highest in the world.
Sweden is also world-renowned for its liberated attitudes, with over 90% of Swedes engaging in premarital sex (the highest rate in the world), and consuming (along with Finland) more alcohol per capita than any other country on earth.
www.johann-sandra.com /sweden.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Sweden national football team - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sweden national football team is the national football team of Sweden and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association.
Sweden started the World Cup slowly, recording a scoreless tie against unheralded Trinidad and Tobago, despite playing with a man advantage for much of the game.
Sweden then rallied to tie England, 2-2, to finish group play with five points - enough to finish second in its group and advance to the second round.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden_national_football_team   (328 words)

  
 Sweden - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sweden falls into two main geographical regions: the north (Norrland), comprising about two thirds of the country, which is mountainous (except for a narrow strip of lowland along the Gulf of Bothnia); and the south (Svealand and Götaland), which is mostly low-lying and where most of the population lives.
Sweden was a member of the European Free Trade Association from 1960 to 1994; in 1995 it joined the European Union.
Sweden entered the United Nations in 1946, and Dag Hammarskjöld, a Swedish diplomat, was secretary-general of the organization from 1953 until his death in 1961.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:Sweden/Sweden.html?refid=ip_hf   (2236 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy; the crown is hereditary in accordance with the law of primogeniture.
The primate of Sweden is the Archbishop of Upsala; the king is the summus episcopus.
Among the later rulers of Sweden only one was a Catholic, Sigismund; two princesses of the royal family, Cecilia Vasa, daughter of Gustavus I, and Christina, daughter of Gustavus II Adolphus, became converts in their later years.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/14347a.htm   (10120 words)

  
 Travel to Sweden Tour Cruise
Sweden early history, like its day-to-day life, is intimately wrapped up with the natural rhythms of season and climate in Sweden.
Continental Europe began its economic rise, and the power of the Vikings in Sweden lands was supplanted by the newly prosperous farmers of the interior plains.
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.
www.scantours.com /travel_sweden.htm   (543 words)

  
 Sweden (01/07)
Sweden suffered further territorial losses during the Napoleonic wars and was forced to cede Finland to Russia in 1809.
Sweden maintains an embassy in the United States at 1501 M St., NW Washington, DC 20005.
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).
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2880.htm   (4980 words)

  
 Sweden travel guide - Wikitravel
Sweden houses the Nobel Prize[2] committee for all the prizes except the peace prize which is hosted in Oslo, a memento of the Swedish-Norwegian union that was dissolved just over 100 years ago.
Stockholm is the main port in Sweden for the cruises, and the main destinations are Helsinki, Åland and Turku in Finland, Tallinn in Estonia and Riga in Latvia.
Sweden has a reputation for being a pretty difficult country to hitch in, though it's still quite possible to hitchhike (but risk assence is no way assured).
wikitravel.org /en/Sweden   (6213 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Sweden
Sweden also accepted refugees from the Baltic countries, Lithuania, Estonia and Lithuania, whom were later to be discovered as Nazi collaborators.
Sweden is considered a pioneer in Holocaust education.
In January 2000 Sweden hosted an international gathering to promote awareness of the Holocaust, which was attended by heads of state from numerous countries throughout the world.
jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Sweden.html?...&action=edit   (1265 words)

  
 Sweden
Following comprehensive media reports on Sweden's relations with the Nazis during the Second World War, there is a new willingness on the part of the government and the general population to assess the nation's war-time role and confront difficult questions about its history.
Sweden approved 4,800 residence applications during 1996, of which 15 per cent were from refugees, and granted 2,550 individuals some form of protection.
Sweden has accepted over 100,000 refugees from former Yugoslavia and, in 1996, 55,391 refugees from Bosnia-Hercegovina were in Sweden.
www.axt.org.uk /antisem/archive/archive2/sweden/sweden.htm   (6679 words)

  
 Index of Economic Freedom
Sweden is ranked 13th out of 41 countries in the European region, and its overall score is higher than the regional average.
Sweden's financial sector is highly developed, and the Stockholm stock market is open to foreign investment.
Sweden is weaker in fiscal freedom, freedom from government, and labor freedom.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Sweden   (954 words)

  
 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Sweden
Sweden also accepted refugees from the Baltic countries, Lithuania, Estonia and Lithuania, whom were later to be discovered as Nazi collaborators.
Sweden is considered a pioneer in Holocaust education.
In January 2000 Sweden hosted an international gathering to promote awareness of the Holocaust, which was attended by heads of state from numerous countries throughout the world.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Sweden.html?title=Jews_in_Sweden&action=edit   (1265 words)

  
 Sweden Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Sweden (Political) 1996 (275K) and pdf format (273K)
Sweden about 1658 From The Historical Atlas by William R. Shepherd, 1923.
Sweden: Administrative Divisions 1996 (212K) Note: This map on does not reflect current administrative divisions.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/sweden.html   (101 words)

  
 Sweden Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The sophistication of the city and the charm of the village.
Since the devaluation of the Swedish crown, Sweden has become much more affordable, and the simple joys of fresh air, landscape and culture are free.
In regional areas of Sweden, Tomte the Christmas gnome still lives under the floorboards of houses and barns watching over the inhabitants and the farms.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/sweden   (405 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Teams | Sweden | Sweden team guide
Sweden lost twice to Croatia but finished level on points to qualify as one of the two best placed runners-up.
Sweden will be competing in their 11th World Cup finals.
After three consecutive 1-2 defeats at the 1990 World Cup a popular joke in Sweden was that the team had prepared for the tournament by learning how to march.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/football/world_cup_2006/team_guides/4369150.stm   (475 words)

  
 Sweden SIM Card
A prepaid Sweden SIM card with an international cell phone is the most convenient and economical solution for staying in touch while in Sweden.
Sweden cellular phone rentals can significantly cut down on the frustration of calling home while abroad but the airtime rates would bankrupt all but the thickest of wallets.
The Sweden prepaid SIM chip is a quick and easy way to convert your existing world phone into a prepaid Sweden cell phone for Sweden and as discussed is more economical then a Sweden cell phone rental.
www.telestial.com /view_product.php?PRODUCT_ID=LSIM-SE01   (972 words)

  
 Sweden: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.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.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108008.html   (984 words)

  
 sweden map and map of sweden information page
Sweden's Viking Age began in the late 800's AD, and unlike the Danish and Norwegian Vikings, the Swedes traveled south and east.
Beginning in the mid-1700's, Sweden was an influencial power in Europe, and the country reached out to establish colonies in Africa and the Americas.
Out of necessity, or motivated by the desire to improve the lifestyle of all of its citizens, Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries developed a strong consumer society and welfare state, and it remained an unwavering force until economic factors in Sweden were severely weakened in the 1970's.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/se.htm   (954 words)

  
 European Countries - Sweden
Population density is also higher in southern Sweden, with centres being in the valley of Lake Mälaren and the Öresund region.
Sverige.se is an online gateway to all of Sweden’s public sector websites and is a helpful starting point for anyone wishing to search for a public institution or organisation.
Sweden’s official website for tourism and travel information contains a practical A to Z guide to the country.
europa.eu /abc/european_countries/eu_members/sweden/index_en.htm   (391 words)

  
 SCI-BYTES: Science in Sweden, 1999-2003
Sweden's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Thomson ISI database.
Also, Sweden's relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, expressed as a percentage.
In all but five of the fields shown above, however, researchers in Sweden exceeded the world impact figure, notably in ecology/environmental (60% above the world mark), pharmacology (34% above), plant and animal sciences (+34%), engineering (+30%), and agricultural sciences (+41%).
www.in-cites.com /research/2004/september_6_2004-2.html   (285 words)

  
 Sweden Travel Guide | Travel Information Guide
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.
The lakeside resort of Östersund, in the centre of Sweden, is popular with Scandinavians, but most visitors opt first for the cities and the Baltic islands: the largest island, Gotland, with its array of ruined medieval churches, is a particular highlight.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/269/country_guide/Europe/Sweden.html   (411 words)

  
 NATO Partnerships
Statement by the Minister for Defence, Björn von Sydow, of Sweden at the Defense Ministers Meeting of the EAPC in Brussels.
Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Mrs Anna Lindh at the Meeting of the EAPC in Brussels.
Intervention by Björn von Sydow, Defence Minister of Sweden at the EAPC in Brussels.
www.nato.int /pfp/se/sweden.htm   (343 words)

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