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Ethnic Groups

  • indigenous population: Swedes with Finnish and Sami minorities
  • foreign-born or first-generation immigrants: Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, Turks


  • Lutheran 87%
  • Other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $552 billion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: barley, wheat, sugar beets; meat, milk
  • Industries: iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles
  • Total Labor Force:5.107 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 1.1%
    • Industry: 28.2%
    • Services: 70.7%
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.1% (2013 est.)


Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway



Government Type

Constitutional Monarchy


temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north