Description flag of Sweden
blue with a golden yellow cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag)
Konungariket Sverige (long)
Swede(s) (noun) Sverige (adjective)
Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
9,045,389 ranked 90, (data 2008)
strategic location along Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas. The lowest point is reclaimed bay of Lake Hammarsjon, near Kristianstad -2.41 m.
2,233km, Finland 614 km, Norway 1,619 km.
21 counties (lan, singular and plural); Blekinge, Dalarnas, Gavleborgs, Gotlands, Hallands, Jamtlands, Jonkopings, Kalmar, Kronobergs, Norrbottens, Orebro, Ostergotlands, Skane, Sodermanlands, Stockholm, Uppsala, Varmlands, Vasterbottens, Vasternorrlands, Vastmanlands, Vastra Gotalands
6 June 1523 (Gustav VASA elected king)