Scandinavian Cultural Center

Scandinavian Cultural Center

Brief Overview

(from CIA World Factbook)

Official Name: Kingdom of Sweden
Capital City: Stockholm
Area: 173,732 mi sq (450,295 km sq)
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Languages: Swedish
Currency: Swedish Kronor (SEK)
Population: 9,103,788
Real GDP per capita: $40,700
National Anthem: Thou Ancient, Thou Free  Lyrics and music by Richard Dybeck Adopted in 1844

Ice Hotel
Ice HotelIce hotel (2005)
Sweden map

Fun Facts

  • A popular souvenir is the road sign for moose-crossing. Every year a huge number of these signs are stolen from Swedish roads.
  • The Stockholm Globe Arena is the largest hemispherical building in the world with a diameter of 110 meters, an inner height of 85 meters and a total volume of 600,00 cubic meters.
  • Sweden has the highest percentage of working mothers in the developed world, 76% of all mothers go back to work.
  • Sweden is the 3rd largest EU country in land area.
  • The first ice hotel of the world was built near the village of Jukkasjarvi, in Kiruna district of Sweden
  • Sweden has the highest ratio of McDonald's restaurants per capita in Europe.