Interesting facts about Sweden 2
Sweden is an independent country in Northern Europe. The name of the state is translated as "country sveev".
Swedes prefer to have a child at the age of 30. According to official statistics, this is the largest age in Europe. One of the main reasons is the desire of women to succeed in business or to climb higher on the career ladder before raising a child is an interesting fact.
Currently, more than 10 nuclear reactors are operating in Sweden.
Interesting fact: The “profession” of a housewife is not very popular in the country, so more than 75% of mothers go to work soon after giving birth to a child.
The ancestors of the modern Swedes were the Vikings - the warlike and fearless people. They (in this case, the Swedish Vikings) made sea trips to other countries for the sake of profit and the search for new territories.
Interesting fact: the most popular sports in Sweden are football and hockey. The national hockey team won the gold medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics.The football team performs consistently at the largest world championships.
Sweden boasts the largest number of fast food restaurants McDonalds in Europe.
Interesting fact: the most popular Swedish souvenir is a road sign warning of the possibility of meeting with a moose on the road. Every year a huge number of these signs are stolen from the Swedish roads.
More than 300,000 people live in Sweden with the surname Karlsson.
The working class in Sweden gets 34-day vacation every year. According to this indicator, the country ranks third in the world. More only in Italy and Finland - an interesting fact.
The average age of students in Sweden is a record 25.4 years!
Interesting fact: the average life expectancy is 80 years! For women - 83.4 years, and for men 78.7 years. This is largely due to the excellent environment and a calm, measured life.
90% of the population of Sweden is concentrated in the southern region of the country.
They treat flora and fauna in Sweden very carefully and, for example, they can give you up to 6 months of correctional labor for killing a sparrow, an interesting fact.
In Sweden, it is not customary to enter a university immediately after graduation.As a rule, graduates first begin to live separately, go to work, and after a couple of years they only enter the university.
The polity is a constitutional monarchy.
An interesting fact: the so-called "Buffet" began to be actively used more than a century ago. It is known that the Swedes do not like to stand on ceremony with the design and serving of dishes for their guests, so they came up with this way of serving food. In addition, it significantly increased the time for communication.
The capital and largest city of Sweden is Stockholm. The population of the city is 871 thousand people. Stockholm is also the cultural capital and economic center of the country. The name of the city is translated as “island in the bay”, is an interesting fact.
The area of the country is almost 500 thousand km2
Car seats for children first appeared in Sweden in the 60s of the XX century.
Interesting fact: over 60 years from 1850 to 1910 more than 1 million Swedes migrated to the USA.
The “@” symbol in Sweden is called the “trunk” or “elephant”.
The population of Sweden is more than 9.5 million people.
Sweden held the first census. It was back in 1749, an interesting fact.
The world's first ice hotel was built near the village of Jukkasjärvi in the Kiruna area. It was one of the most unusual sights of Sweden, for the presentation of which a record number of tourists arrived.
An interesting fact: more than 70% of the population are adherents of the Lutheran church, more than 20% are atheists. Also in the country there are more than 300 thousand Muslims.
Informally, there are two varieties of Swedish: simple and complex. As a rule, no more than 25% of the population uses the complicated form of the language. If in your speech in Swedish you use “complex” words such as “subject”, “interpretation”, “presumption” and the like, then you will be considered a very erudite and intelligent person.
Interesting fact: Sweden has the highest percentage of personal computers per capita in Europe.
The official currency is the Swedish krona.
Sweden is one of the most generous countries in the world. For several years in a row, donations to poor countries have exceeded 1% of GDP. This is an absolute world record - an interesting fact.
Sweden gave the world such pop groups as Abba, The Cardigans, Roxette, Ace Of Base, as well as many other artists.
Astronomical telescope lenses were invented in Sweden.
Interesting fact: Swedish scientists and writers in the entire history of the presentation became the Nobel Prize laureates 30 times!
42% of Swedish parliamentarians are women! This is a world record for the number of women legislators.
In 1862, Sweden became the first country where the right to vote in local elections was presented to married women - an interesting fact.
In Sweden, a law has been passed, by which the country will completely abandon gasoline by 2025 and switch to biofuels.
Interesting fact: Swedish inventors received more patents than inventors in any other European country.