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Sweden flag information

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)

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Official country name

Kingdom of Sweden

Short name


Local names

Konungariket Sverige (long)
Sverige (short)


Swede(s) (noun) Sverige (adjective)

Languages spoken

Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities



Government type

constitutional monarchy


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.


Coastline 3,218 km.

Land borders

2,233km, Finland 614 km, Norway 1,619 km.

Administrative divisions

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)