Kingdom of Sweden in brief

Key facts
Geographical area 450,000 km² (174,000 sq mi)
Population 9.5 million
Capital Stockholm (urban population app. 1.4 million)
Form of government Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy
Parliament The Riksdag, 349 seats in one chamber
Current government Conservative/Liberal coalition
Next election year 2018
Dominating religion Evangelical Lutheran
Life expectancy Men 80 years, women 84 years
Most important export goods Electronic and telecom equipment, machinery,
passenger cars, trucks, paper, pharmaceuticals,
iron and steel
Currency Kronor (SEK)
GDP per capita (2012) USD 57 462
Member of EU Since 1995
Member of EMU No
Member of NATO No