A report on Sweden

A Vendel-era helmet, at the Swedish Museum of National Antiquities
Viking expeditions (blue lines)
The Tjängvide image stone dating from 800 to 1099, example of Viking art
Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), a site of religious and political importance in the early days of Sweden
Skog tapestry, made most probably during the late 13th century.
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
Gustavus Adolphus at the Battle of Breitenfeld in 1631.
The Swedish Empire between 1611 and 1815, with its absolute peak between 1658 and 1660.
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.
Illustration of starvation in northern Sweden, Famine of 1867–1869
Swedish emigrants boarding ship in Gothenburg in 1905
A Swedish soldier during World War II. Sweden remained neutral during the conflict.
Tage Erlander (left), Prime Minister under the ruling Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1946 to 1969.
Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.
Second day of the Stockholm Husby riots. The picture shows three cars on fire in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, 20 May 2013
View of the Stora Sjöfallet National Park
Scania in southern Sweden
Sandhamn island, Stockholm archipelago
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the 0°C isotherm
Köppen climate classification types of Sweden using the -3°C isotherm
Map of Sweden's five major vegetation zones
The current King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, and his consort, Queen Silvia
Rosenbad, in central Stockholm, has been the seat of the Government since 1981.
The Riksdag chamber, at the time of a vote, in 2009
The party leaders lined up before the start of the televised live debate on 12 September 2014.
Municipal divisions of Sweden
Kingdoms of Svear (Sweonas) and Götar (Geats) in the 12th century, with modern borders in grey
The Riksdag, the Swedish Parliament in 2014
Bonde Palace in Stockholm, seat of the Supreme Court of Sweden
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.
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
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

Country in Northern Europe.

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Charles X Gustav after the battle of Iversnæs, by Johann Philip Lemke.

March Across the Belts

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Military campaign waged by the Swedish Empire across the ice between the Danish islands.

Military campaign waged by the Swedish Empire across the ice between the Danish islands.

Charles X Gustav after the battle of Iversnæs, by Johann Philip Lemke.
Contemporary chalcography of the assault on Frederiksodde on 24 October 1657.
Map of the Danish Islands between Jutland and Scania.
Ulrik Christian Gyldenløve.
March Across the Little Belt and the Battle of Ivesnaes 1658. Painting (1693) by Johann Philip Lemke.
Battle of Iversnæs. Chalcography (1658) by Erik Dahlbergh.
Map of the campaign across the Little and Great Belts.
Corfitz Ulfeldt (1653) by Sébastien Bourdon.
Erik Dahlbergh led the ice investigations along the Great Belt. He depicted these events in his diary and letters, where he greatly magnified his own efforts. Painting by David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl.
Tåget öfver Bält (1851) by Carl Andreas Dahlström.
March across the Great Belt 1658. Painting by Johann Philip Lemke.
Celebration in Frederiksborg Castle to the Treaty of Roskilde. Painting (1658) by Erik Dahlbergh.
Equestrian statue by John Börjeson of Charles X Gustav on Stortorget ("Main Square") in Malmö.
Equestrian statue by Theodor Lundberg on Kungstorget ("King's Square") in Uddevalla depicting Charles X Gustav with Erik Dahlbergh by his side.
Medal struck by Pieter van Abeele commemorating the campaign.

It lasted between 30 January and 15 February 1658, ending with a decisive victory for Swedish King Charles X Gustav during his first Danish war.

Grand Duchy of Finland

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The predecessor state of modern Finland.

The predecessor state of modern Finland.

The Grand Duchy of Finland in 1914
Central Helsinki in 1820
The Grand Duchy of Finland in 1914
Fredrik Cygnaeus giving a speech at the Flora Day celebration on May 13, 1848. Author of the drawing is Alex Federley
Ball in Helsinki in honour of Alexander II, 1863
Managers and directors of Walkiakoski Oy, a sulphate pulp mill in Valkeakoski, 1899
Helsinki in 1907
The first session of the Parliament of Finland in 1907
Governor-General Bobrikov assassinated by Eugen Schauman on June 16, 1904, in Helsinki. A drawing of the assassination by an unknown author.
Map of Finland, about 1900. The map is in Russian and uses the Swedish place names written in Cyrillic.
Provinces of the Grand Duchy of Finland
Statue of Alexander II in Helsinki was built to commemorate his re-establishment of the Diet of Finland in 1863
A variant of the Finnish merchant flag, 1809–1821
A variant of the Finnish merchant flag used by the Swedish-speaking population, 1905
A Finnish-speaker version of the above flag
Folk musician Kreeta Haapasalo plays kantele in a Peasant Cottage (1868)

The new title Grand Duke of Finland did not result in any Finnish autonomy, as Finland was an integrated part of the Kingdom of Sweden with full parliamentary representation for its counties.

U 194.

England runestones

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The England runestones (Swedish: Englandsstenarna) are a group of about 30 runestones in Northern Europe which refer to Viking Age voyages to England.

The England runestones (Swedish: Englandsstenarna) are a group of about 30 runestones in Northern Europe which refer to Viking Age voyages to England.

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U 241
U 344.
Side C of U 539.
U 616.
U 812.
U 978
U 1181
Sö 46.
Sö 55.
17th century drawing by Johan Peringskiöld.
Sö 160.
Sö 166.
Sö 207.
Vs 5.
The runestone Vs 9.
The runestone Vs 18.
Gs 8.
Ög 104.
Ög Fv1950;341.
Sides B and C of Sm 5.
Sm 27.
Sm 29.
Sm 77.
Sm 101.
Sm 104.
Vg 20.
Vg 187.
Both sides of DR 337.
Runestone DR 6, the inscriptions are ordered C, B, A

The vast majority of the runestones, 27, were raised in modern-day Sweden and 17 in the oldest Swedish provinces around lake Mälaren.


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Capital, primate, and most populous city of Finland.

Capital, primate, and most populous city of Finland.

Central Helsinki in 1820 before rebuilding. Illustration by Carl Ludvig Engel.
Construction of Suomenlinna began in the 18th century.
A map of Helsinki in 1645
Helsinki seen from Sentinel-2
Helsingin keskustaajama, an officially recognized urban area
A map of Helsinki's capital region (in orange) and its sub-regional municipalities (in light orange)
An aerial view of Malmi in the northern part of Helsinki
A statue of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, the Grand Duke of Finland, sculpted by Walter Runeberg and Johannes Takanen and erected in 1894 in front of the Helsinki Cathedral at the Senate Square in Helsinki. He was known as a well regarded emperor among the majority of Finns during the grand duchy times.
The Helsinki Cathedral is among the most prominent buildings in the city.
Hotel Kämp, the most luxurious hotel in Helsinki, located in Kluuvi
The Restaurant Kappeli from the 19th century in the Esplanadi Park
The view across Eläintarhanlahti in summertime
Casino Helsinki, a non-profit casino owned by government-owned Veikkaus, on Mikonkatu in the city center
The 134 m Majakka in Kalasatama has been built on top of the Redi shopping centre. It is currently Finland's tallest building.
The Helsinki City Hall houses the City Council of Helsinki.
Uspenski Cathedral.
Helsinki Synagogue in 2020
Kamppi Center, a shopping and transportation complex in Kamppi
Main building of the University of Helsinki as seen from the Senate Square.
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences is the largest business polytechnic in Finland.
The Finnish National Theatre (1902), designed by architect Onni Tarjanne. In front of it, the memorial statue of Aleksis Kivi.
Havis Amanda, a fountain sculpture at the Helsinki Market Square
Strange Fruit performing at the Night of the Arts in Helsinki
Sanomatalo, a current office building of Sanoma Corporation
Café Ekberg, the oldest coffeehouse of Helsinki, along the Bulevardi in the Kamppi district
A terrace of the Restaurant Roslund at the Teurastamo area
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was the centre of activities during the 1952 Summer Olympics.
Helsinki region roads
Old American cars assemble at the Market Square on the evening of the first Friday of every month
Central railway station, inaugurated 1919
The South Harbour
The Helsinki Metro with its characteristic bright orange trains is the world's northernmost subway.
A tram at the Esplanadi in Kaartinkaupunki, Helsinki
Karl Fazer, the chocolatier and Olympic sport shooter best known for founding the Fazer company
Erkki Karu, film director and producer
Tarja Halonen, former president of Finland
Kim Hirschovits, ice hockey player
Linus Torvalds, the software engineer best known for creating the popular open-source kernel Linux
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor and composer
Sinebrychoff Art Museum (1842)
Helsinki University Museum "Arppeanum" (1869)
The Cygnaeus Gallery Museum (1870)
The Mannerheim Museum (1874; 1957 as museum)
The Military Museum of Finland (1881)
Classical art museum Ateneum (1887)
The Design Museum (1894)
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The National Museum of Finland (1910)
The Helsinki City Museum (1911)
The Finnish Museum of Natural History (1913)
Kunsthalle Helsinki art venue (1928)
Didrichsen Art Museum (1964)
Helsinki Art Museum (1968)
Kiasma museum of contemporary art (1998)
Amos Rex art museum (2018)

According to a theory presented in the 1630s, at the time of Swedish colonisation of coastal areas of Finland, colonists from Hälsingland in central Sweden had arrived at what is now known as the Vantaa River and called it Helsingå ("Helsinge River"), which gave rise to the names of Helsinge village and church in the 1300s.

15-day average trend line of poll results from September 2010 to September 2014, with each line corresponding to a political party.

2014 Swedish general election

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15-day average trend line of poll results from September 2010 to September 2014, with each line corresponding to a political party.
Social Democratic
Sweden Democrats
Liberal People's Party
Christian Democrats
Feminist Initiative
Shaded, red (S+V+MP) to blue (M+C+FP+KD)

General elections were held in Sweden on 14 September 2014 to elect all 349 seats in the Riksdag, alongside elections for the 21 county councils, and 290 municipal assemblies.

The House of Nobility, seat of the Swedish nobility.

Riksdag of the Estates

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The House of Nobility, seat of the Swedish nobility.

Riksdag of the Estates (Riksens ständer; informally Ståndsriksdagen) was the name used for the Estates of Sweden when they were assembled.

West to east view of the lake including Visingsö in the foreground


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West to east view of the lake including Visingsö in the foreground
Satellite picture of Vättern
View of Visingsö island (1945)

Vättern is the second largest lake by surface area in Sweden, after Vänern, and the sixth largest lake in Europe.

Finland under Swedish rule

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Map of Sweden (1747)
Finland's coat of arms from 1633, under Swedish Empire.
The bishop Henry and Lalli
Prevalent view of the two-branched border set in the treaty of Nöteborg. Shown in red is the undisputed section of the border, shown as a black dotted line are the two branches of the border, and in gray the border that was in use in the 16th century.
Magnus Ericson on his national law book
The older part of the Turku Castle viewed from the harbour
Queen Margaret I
Christian I
Charles VIII (Carl II) sculpted by Bernt Notke
Sten Sture sculpted by Bernt Notke
Gustav I (Vasa) of Sweden
A drawing of Mikael Agricola by Albert Edelfelt. No contemporary images of Agricola remain.
Eric XIV
John III. A painting by Johan Baptista van Uther from 1582. The king is dressed according to the latest court fashion from Spain.
Development of Sweden as a Great Power
Victory by Gustav II Adolf in the Battle of Breitenfeld in 1631
The Battle of Poltava – a painting by Denis Martens the Younger from 1726
Sweden (Svealand, Götaland, Norland and Finland) after the Treaty of Turku, map from 1747
Gustav III of Sweden
Gustaf Fredrik von Rosen, a member of the Hat Party, served as the last Governor-General of Finland from 1747 to 1753

In Finnish history, Finland under Swedish rule is the historical period when the bulk of the area that later came to constitute Finland was an integral part of Sweden.

Lesser coat of arms of Sweden

Government of Sweden

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Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Rosenbad, in central Stockholm, has been the seat of the Government since 1981.
Image of the signature blocks with seals of the 2011 Croatia EU Accession Treaty for Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Note that Sweden is the only one of the four not with its head of state as high contracting party.
Chancellery House (Kanslihuset) was the seat of the Government Offices until 1981, and the housed its predecessor, the Royal Chancery, dating back to the days of the Royal Palace fire in 1697.
The Central Post Office Building, houses the Ministry of Enterprise.

The Government of the Kingdom of Sweden (Konungariket Sveriges regering) is the national cabinet of Sweden, and the country's executive authority.


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Norrköping in 1876.
Drottninggatan (Queen's Street) in Norrköping
The City Hall
The Ice Hockey player Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson comes from Norrköping
Nya Parken

Norrköping is a city in the province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden and the seat of Norrköping Municipality, Östergötland County, about 160 km southwest of the national capital Stockholm, 40 km east of county seat Linköping and 60 km west of the Södermanland capital of Nyköping.