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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige  (Swedish)
Motto: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden"[a]
"For Sweden – With the Times"[1]
Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria[b]
(English: "Thou ancient, thou free")
Royal anthem: Kungssången
Song of the King
EU-Sweden (orthographic projection).svg
EU-Sweden.svg
Location of Sweden (dark green)

– in Europe (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union (green)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Stockholm
59°21′N 18°4′E / 59.350°N 18.067°E / 59.350; 18.067
Official languagesSwedish[c]
National minority languages
Ethnic groups
(2019)
  • 74.5% Swedish background
  • 25.5% foreign background[2]
Religion
(2017)
66.8% Christianity
—60.3% Church of Sweden[a]
—6.5% Other Christian
27.0% No religion
5.0% Islam
1.2% Others[8][9]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Carl XVI Gustaf
Andreas Norlén
Stefan Löfven
LegislatureRiksdag
History
• A unified Swedish kingdom established
By the early 12th century
• Part of Kalmar Union
1397–1523
4 November 1814 – August 1905[10]
1 January 1995
Area
• Total
450,295 km2 (173,860 sq mi) (55th)
• Water (%)
8.37 (as of 2015)[11]
Population
• February 2021 estimate
Neutral increase 10,402,070[12] (88th)
• Density
25/km2 (64.7/sq mi) (198th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
Increase $563.882 billion[13] (39th)
• Per capita
Increase $52,477[13] (16th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
Decrease $528.929 billion[13] (23rd)
• Per capita
Decrease $50,339[13] (12th)
Gini (2020)Positive decrease 26.9[14]
low
HDI (2019)Increase 0.945[15]
very high · 7th
CurrencySwedish krona (SEK)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Date formatYYYY-MM-DD
Driving sideright[e]
Calling code+46
ISO 3166 codeSE
Internet TLD.se[f]
  1. ^ "För Sverige – I tiden" has been adopted by Carl XVI Gustaf as his personal motto.
  2. ^ Du gamla, Du fria has never been officially adopted as national anthem, but is so by convention.
  3. ^ Since 1 July 2009.[16][17] Five other languages are officially recognised as minority languages:[18] Finnish, Meänkieli, Romani, Sami, and Yiddish. The Swedish Sign Language also has a special status.
  4. ^ Persons who have foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents.[19] As the Swedish government does not base any statistics on ethnicity, there are no exact numbers on the ethnic background of migrants and their descendants in Sweden. This is not, however, to be confused with migrants' national backgrounds, which are recorded.
  5. ^ Since 3 September 1967.
  6. ^ The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states.

Sweden

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union, and the fifth largest country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.4 million; and a low population density of 25 inhabitants per square kilometre (65/sq mi). 87% of Swedes live in urban areas, which cover 1.5% of the entire land area. The highest concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.