Everything you need to know about Sweden, in brief — from climate, to government, to lifestyle.
Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km) Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km) Capital: Stockholm Population: 9.3 million inhabitants Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber Religion: In practice, Sweden is very secularized. The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran; co-exists with many other beliefs Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years .
Average temperatures January Malmö: -0.2°C/31.6°F Stockholm: -2.8°C/27.0°F Kiruna: -16.0°C/3.2°F
July Malmö: +16.8°C/62.2°F Stockholm: +17.2°C/63.0°F Kiruna: +12.8°C/55.0°F