Etymology of Sweden
Sweden (/ˈswiːdən/ SWEE-dən; Swedish: Sverige [ˈsværjɛ]), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish:  Konungariket Sverige ), is a Scandinavian cou...
Etymology of Sweden - Wikipedia
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The word for 'yes' in most of Sweden is 'ja', but in the north of the country a unique sound is used instead, as The Local's Oliver Gee discovered in the city of Umeå.
History of Sweden
swedish monarchs The House of Vasa Gustav I1523-1560 : Gustav I (Gustav Vasa) 1560-1568 : Eric XIV (Erik XIV) 1568-1592 : John III (Johan III) 1592-1599 : Si...
Name of Sweden
The name of Sweden was originally a plural form of Swede and is a so-called "back-formation", from Old English Sweoðeod, which meant "people of the Swedes" (Old Norse Svíþjóð, Latin Suetidi).This word...
History of Sweden
During the 11th and 12th centuries, Sweden gradually became a unified Christian kingdom that later included Finland. During the early Middle Ages, the Swedish state also expanded to control Norrland a...
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Early Swedish history
Swedish pre-history ends around 800 CE, when the Viking Age begins and written sources are available. The Viking Age lasted until the mid-11th century, when the Christianization of Scandinavia was lar...
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Foundation of Modern Sweden
The Early Vasa era is a period that in Swedish history lasted between 1523–1611. It began with the reconquest of Stockholm by Gustav Vasa and his men from the Danes in 1523, and Sweden's consequ...
Varangians
The Varangians or Varyags (Old Norse: Væringjar; Greek: Βάραγγοι, Βαριάγοι, Varangoi, Variagoi) was the name given by Greeks and East Slavs to Vikings, who between the 9th and 11th centuries ruled...
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History of Sweden (1611-1648)
During the 17th century, despite having scarcely more than 1 million inhabitants, Sweden emerged to have greater foreign influence, after winning wars against Denmark–Norway, The Holy Roman Emperor, R...
History of Sweden (1611-1648) - Wikipedia
Swedish Empire
The Swedish Empire (Swedish: stormaktstiden) refers to the Kingdom of Sweden's territorial control of much of the Baltic region during the 17th and early 18th centuries, a time when Sw...
Swedish Empire - Wikipedia
Swedish overseas colonies
Sweden possessed overseas colonies from 1638 to 1663 and from 1784 to 1878.
The former Swedish colonies in Africa were:The former Swedish colonies in America:
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Sweden and the Great Northern War
In Swedish history, the Age of Liberty (Swedish: Frihetstiden) is a half-century-long period of parliamentary governance and increasing civil rights, beginning with Charles XII's death in 1718 and...
Absolute Monarchy in Sweden

Adolf Frederick of Sweden died on February 12, 1771. The elections held on the demise of the Crown resulted in a Gustav's partial victory for the Caps, especially among the lower orders; but in t...
Absolute Monarchy in Sweden - Wikipedia
Sweden-Finland
Sweden–Finland is a debated Finnish historiographical term referring to the Swedish Kingdom from the Kalmar Union to the Napoleonic wars, or the period from the 14th to the early 19th century. In 1809...
Union between Sweden and Norway
Sweden and Norway or Sweden–Norway (Swedish: Svensk-norska unionen; Norwegian: Den svensk-norske union), officially the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway, was a personal union of t...
Union between Sweden and Norway - Wikipedia
Modernization of Sweden

See also: Politics of SwedenAt the accession of Oscar II to the throne on September 18, 1872, the economic condition of Sweden was fairly satisfactory. In foreign affairs the security situatio...
Swedish emigration to the United States
During the Swedish emigration to the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries, about 1.3 million Swedes left Sweden for the United States. The main pull was the availability of low cost...
Swedish emigration to the United States - Wikipedia
Sweden during World War II
Sweden maintained its policy of neutrality during World War II. When the war began on September 1, 1939, the fate of Sweden was unclear. But by a combination of its geopolitical location in the Scandi...
Sweden during World War II - Wikipedia
History of Sweden (since 1989)
This article describes the history of Sweden from 1989 until present day.After a period of rapid growth and unprecedented prosperity during the late 1980s, by 1990 the Swedish economy overheated, and ...
History of Sweden (since 1989) - Wikipedia
Geography of Sweden
Sweden is a country in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula. It borders Norway to the west; Finland to the northeast; and the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia to the east and south.Sweden has a...
Geography of Sweden - Wikipedia
Politics of Sweden
Politics of Sweden takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy. Executive power is exercised by the government, led by the Prime Minister of Sweden...
Politics of Sweden - Wikipedia
Counties of Sweden
The Counties of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges landsting; also called län) are the top-level administrative and political subdivisions of Sweden. Sweden is today divided into 21 counties; however, the ...
Counties of Sweden - Wikipedia
Municipalities of Sweden
The municipalities of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges kommuner) are its lower-level local government entities. There are 290 municipalities which are responsible for a large proportion of local services...
Municipalities of Sweden - Wikipedia
Subdivisions of Sweden
There are several series of subdivisions of Sweden.
National Areas of Sweden
In the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) codes of Sweden (SE), the three levels are:
SE12 East Middle Sweden (Östra Mellansverige)SE2 South Sweden (Södra Sverige)SE22 South S...
National Areas of Sweden - Wikipedia
Judicial system of Sweden
The judicial system of Sweden consists of the law of Sweden and a number of government agencies tasked with upholding security and rule of law within the country. The activities of these agencies incl...
Judicial system of Sweden - Wikipedia
Foreign relations of Sweden
The foreign policy of Sweden is based on the premise that national security is best served by staying free of alliances in peacetime in order to remain a neutral country in the event of war. In 2002, ...