Interesting facts about Sweden

Sweden is the fourth largest country in Europe with an area of ​​44,994 square kilometers in northern Europe. There are some interesting facts about this country, some of which we will introduce to you here:

  • The Swedish government pays $ 187 a month to every elementary school student!
  • In 1979, corporal punishment of children was outlawed in Sweden!
  • There is a “Charles III” in Swedish history, but there is no “Charles I and II”!
  • There is a golf club on the Swedish-Finnish border, half of which is in Sweden and the other half in Finland!
  • 89% of Swedes speak English.
  • The use of children under the age of 12 in Sweden and Norway is illegal in advertising.
  • Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands and the city center is almost on the water!
  • Abortion is legal in Sweden because of its gender!
  • From the Middle Ages until 1809, Finland was part of Sweden!
  • Garbage is running low in Sweden, which is why the country imports garbage from Norway!
  • Until 2009, Swedish was not the official language of this country!
  • Every year since 1966, a goat mat has been made in Gävle, Sweden, for Christmas, and its saboteurs burn it almost every year.
  • Passports from Sweden, the United Kingdom and Finland allow people to travel to most countries with a free visa.
  • In Sweden, parents can take advantage of 480 days of parental leave when they have a child or adopt a child.
  • One citizen is randomly selected each week to manage Sweden’s official Twitter page.
  • King Charles XIV of Sweden had the text “Death to Kings” tattooed on his body!
  • In Sweden 87% of adults have a high school diploma.
  • To promote public safety, Volvo Sweden has waived the patent of a car seat belt and made it available to other car manufacturers free of charge. Seat belts save one person every 6 minutes.
  • From 1814 to 1905, Sweden and Norway formed the United Kingdom.
  • There are free universities in Sweden, Finland, Austria, Norway and Germany, and it also allows international students who are fluent in English to find suitable jobs.
  • The cyclist rode his bicycle from Sweden to Everest and tried to climb the peak. He returned from a 91-meter peak.
  • In Sweden, no one can name their child “Ikea” or “Elvis”.
  • In 1954, archaeologists excavated a Viking settlement and found a Buddhist statue from India.
  • Sweden has the largest solar system in the world. The system is on a scale of 1:20 million and stretches 950 km from Sweden.
  • When someone donates blood in Sweden, they first receive a text entitled “Thank you”. But when this blood is used to help and save someone, another text is sent back to the donor!
  • Only one of Sweden’s top 20 surnames does not end in “son”.
  • Sweden has more non-natives than the United States.
  • September 3, 1967 was Dagen H Day in Sweden; On this day, the traffic was changed from driving on the left side of the street to driving on the right side of the street.
  • In 1947, Kim Il Sung took 1,000 Swedish Volvo passenger cars to North Korea and never paid for them!
  • In 1766, Sweden became the first country in the world to draft a constitution to abolish censorship.
  • According to reports from the Swedish Statistics Office, in the 19th century, 380 children were strangled by their mothers or nurses every year!


Arash Moradi
Business Advisor

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