A postcard from around the time of the Norwegian plebiscite. Ja, vi elsker dette landet ("Yes, we love this country") are the opening words of the Norwegian national anthem.
The Norwegian Storting passes the "revolutionary" resolution
Sweden–Norway in 1904
The Norwegian flag, without the union mark, is raised at Akershus Fortress following the dissolution resolution
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, Crown Prince of Sweden in 1810 and Norway in 1814, and King of Sweden and Norway in 1818. Portrait by Joseph Nicolas Jouy, after François-Joseph Kinson
A Vendel-era helmet, at the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities
Peace monument in Karlstad, erected on the city square on the 50th anniversary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden
King Charles XIII (Charles II in Norway)
Viking expeditions (blue lines)
The new king Haakon VII arrives in Norway with Crown Prince Olav on his arm and is greeted on board the ship Heimdal by Prime Minister Christian Michelsen
Christian Frederik, hereditary prince of Denmark and Norway, King of Norway May–October 1814, and King of Denmark (as Christian VIII) 1839–48. Portrait by Johan Ludwig Lund 1813
The Tjängvide image stone dating from 800 to 1099, example of Viking art
The swearing in as king of Haakon VII in the Parliament of Norway Building
Count Johan Caspar Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg, who warned Christian Frederik
Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), a site of religious and political importance in the early days of Sweden
Statue of King Haakon VII in 7th of June Square, Oslo
Oscar Wergeland: The Norwegian Constitutional Assembly in 1814
Skog tapestry, made most probably during the late 13th century.
Christian Magnus Falsen, at 32, was credited as being the constitution's father.
Gustav I liberated Sweden from Christian II of Denmark, ending the Kalmar Union. He established the House of Vasa which ruled Sweden and Poland until the 17th century
Swedish Crown Prince Charles John (Bernadotte), who staunchly opposed Norwegian independence, only to offer generous terms of a union
Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld in 1631.
Map of Norway and Sweden in 1847, by Peter Andreas Munch
The Swedish Empire between 1611 and 1815, with its absolute peak between 1658 and 1660.
King Charles XIV John (Charles III John in Norway). Portrait by Fredric Westin
The Battle of Poltava in 1709. In the following years, Russia and her allies occupied all Swedish dominions on the Baltic coast and even Finland.
Poster promoting Scandinavism between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark
Illustration of starvation in northern Sweden, Famine of 1867–1869
King Oscar II
Swedish emigrants boarding ship in Gothenburg in 1905
Swedish and Norwegian flags in 1899, after the removal of the union badge from the merchant flag of Norway
A Swedish soldier during World War II. Sweden remained neutral during the conflict.
The peace monument of Karlstad was erected on the city square in 1955, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dissolution of the union.
Tage Erlander (left), Prime Minister under the ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1946 to 1969.
Norwegian soldiers at the border in September 1905. Photo by Narve Skarpmoen
Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.
State flag of Sweden (pre-1814–1815)
Second day of the Stockholm Husby riots. The picture shows three cars on fire in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, 20 May 2013
Flag of Norway (1814–1821)
View of the Stora Sjöfallet National Park
Flag of Sweden and Norway (1818–1844)
Scania in southern Sweden
State flag and naval ensign of Sweden and Norway (1815–1844)
Sandhamn island, Stockholm archipelago
Union naval jack and diplomatic flag (1844–1905)
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the 0°C isotherm
Flag of Sweden (1844–1905)
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the -3°C isotherm
Flag of Norway (1821–1844)
Map of Sweden's five major vegetation zones
Flag of Norway (1844–1899)
The current King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, and his consort, Queen Silvia
Flag of Norway (1899–present)
Rosenbad, in central Stockholm, has been the seat of the Government since 1981.
State flag and naval ensign of Sweden (1844–1905)
The Riksdag chamber, at the time of a vote, in 2009
Naval ensign of Norway (1844–1905) and state flag (1844–1899)
The party leaders lined up before the start of the televised live debate on 12 September 2014.
State flag of Norway (1899–present)
Municipal divisions of Sweden
Royal standard in Sweden (1844–1905)
Kingdoms of Svear (Sweonas) and Götar (Geats) in the 12th century, with modern borders in grey
Royal standard in Norway (1844–1905)
The Riksdag, the Swedish Parliament in 2014
Royal Swedish coat of arms (1814–1844)
Bonde Palace in Stockholm, seat of the Supreme Court of Sweden
Union and royal coat of arms (1844–1905)
The EU parliament in Brussels. Sweden is a member state of the European Union.
Development aid measured in GNI in 2009. Source: OECD. As a percentage Sweden is the largest donor.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen is an advanced Swedish multi-role fighter aircraft of the Swedish Air Force.
The Infantry fighting vehicle CV90, which is produced and used by Sweden
Gross regional product (GRP) per capita in thousands of kronor (2014)
A proportional representation of Sweden exports, 2019
Sweden is home to Volvo Cars, an automobile company with its headquarters in Gothenburg
Real GDP growth in Sweden, 1996–2006
Sweden is part of the Schengen Area and the EU single market.
Nordstan is one of the largest shopping malls in northern Europe
Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant, located south of Gothenburg
The Öresund Bridge between Malmö and Copenhagen in Denmark
Stockholm Central Station
Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite and institutor of the Nobel Prize
Population density in the counties of Sweden.
people/km²
Distribution of speakers of the Swedish language
The Protestant Katarina Church in Stockholm
The second oldest mosque in Sweden is the Malmö Mosque, inaugurated in 1984
Historical development of life expectancy in Sweden
Uppsala University (established 1477)
Nationalmuseum in Stockholm
The Swedish band ABBA in April 1974, a few days after they won the Eurovision Song Contest
Djurgårdsbron
Kalmar Cathedral
Headquarters of Sveriges Television in Stockholm
The writer and playwright August Strindberg
Walpurgis Night bonfire in Sweden
Cinnamon rolls originated in Sweden and Denmark.
Former World No. 1 tennis player Björn Borg
Former world No. 1 tennis player Björn Borg

The dissolution of the union (Unionsoppløysinga; Landsmål: Unionsoppløysingi; Unionsupplösningen) between the kingdoms of Norway and Sweden under the House of Bernadotte, was set in motion by a resolution of the Storting on 7 June 1905.

- Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden

Sweden and Norway or Sweden–Norway (Svensk-norska unionen; Den svensk-norske union(en)), officially the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway, and known as the United Kingdoms, was a personal union of the separate kingdoms of Sweden and Norway under a common monarch and common foreign policy that lasted from 1814 until its peaceful dissolution in 1905.

- Union between Sweden and Norway

On that date, King Oscar II renounced his claim to the Norwegian throne, effectively dissolving the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway, and this event was swiftly followed, on 18 November, by the accession to the Norwegian throne of Prince Carl of Denmark, taking the name of Haakon VII.

- Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden

The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814 when Norway was militarily forced into a personal union, which peacefully dissolved in 1905.

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A postcard from around the time of the Norwegian plebiscite. Ja, vi elsker dette landet ("Yes, we love this country") are the opening words of the Norwegian national anthem.

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Charles John, born Jean Bernadotte, King of Sweden and Norway 1818–1844
Portrait by Fredric Westin.

House of Bernadotte

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Charles John, born Jean Bernadotte, King of Sweden and Norway 1818–1844
Portrait by Fredric Westin.
Bernadotte's arms as sovereign of Pontecorvo
Greater Coat of Arms of Sweden

The House of Bernadotte is the royal house of Sweden since its foundation in 1818.

The war ended when Bernadotte persuaded Norway to enter into a personal union with Sweden.

The House of Bernadotte reigned in both countries until the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905.