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Mid Sweden University@

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Web Directory: SUNET - Swedish University Network

 

 

Sweden
Hoga kuston bron,Sweden...view of the High Coast Bridge Project
Västerås... view on Stora Gatan in Västerås(city west of Stockholm). From the VLT Media Building
Göteborg Traffic Cams... interactive clickable map of many traffic cams in and around Göteborg.
Castle Cam .....view the castle in the city of Orebro, Tip from Michael Malm.
Tjorn Cam ...Live Web Cam in Tjorn, Sweden. The image is updated every one hour (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.) Thanks to Lennart Jansson.
Fridge Cam...This cam is only activated when someone opens the fridge-door, which will show the latest picture from the fridge at the "Essin family" somewhere in Sweden. I love you guys.
Gellivare WebCam...Gellivare is a small Swedish town north of the Arctic circle.
Orebro WebCam..Live from Orebro, Sweden, showing the castle of Orebro, 700 years old. Updated every time you reload your browser. Thanks to the newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.


Education & Research
Göteborg Universitet
Lunds Universitet
The Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholms Universitet
Centre for higher education and research
Sun SITE
The Royal Institute of Technology
Svenska Fysikersamfundet
The Swedish Physical Society (Swedish)
Uppsala University

LIBRIS
Union catalogue of Swedish research and special libraries
Högskoleverket
The National Agency for Higher Education
Universities and University Colleges in Sweden
List of links

 


History
A bit of Swedish (and scandinavian) history
General History of Sweden - Luleä University
The Centre for Local History
Research on local history
Department of Archaeology and Ancient history
A department of Uppsala university
Genline
Swedish Church Records Online
Släktforskarnas Hus - House of Genealogy
Qualified resource centre for family and emigration research
royal Kings and Queens of Sweden - A Thousand-Year Succession
Kings & Queens
Kungliga biblioteket - Sveriges nationalbibliotek
The Royal Library Sweden
Riddarhuset
The House of Nobility, administrative centre for the Swedish knighthood and nobility.
Riksantikvarieämbetet
Government agency responsible for the care of Sweden’s cultural heritage (Swedish)
Riksarkivet - The Swedish National Archives
One of the oldest public agencies in Sweden
Viking Heritage
A network for Viking-related knowledge

 


Sweden
with towns

 

7.1

Fact Sheet

7.2

General information

7.2.1

Economy

7.2.2

Geography, climate, vegetation

7.2.3

Government & its spendings

7.2.4

Population

7.2.5

the Swedish language

7.2.6

Culture

7.2.7

Democratic traditions

7.2.8

Free access to official documents

7.2.9

The school system

7.3

History

7.3.1

A chronology of important dates

7.3.2

A list of Swedish monarchs

7.3.3

the medieval time

7.3.4

the consolidation of the state

7.3.5

toward democracy

7.3.6

War all around Sweden

7.3.7

social security

7.3.8

history of the Sweden-Finns

7.3.9

the native minorities

7.4

Main tourist attractions

7.4.1

Stockholm

7.4.2

Uppsala

7.4.3

 

 

 

Malmö

7.4.4

Göteborg

7.4.5

Gotland

7.4.6

The rest of Sweden

7.5

Swedish literature

7.5.3

Romanticism and Modernism

7.6

Scania

7.6.1

Skåne and Skåneland

7.6.2

Miscellaneous facts

7.6.3

Some marks in Scania's history

7.6.4

The Scanian flag

7.6.5

  !  Scanian literature

7.6.6

Scanian Culture

7.6.7

Scanian Language

7.6.8

Membership in the European Union

7.6.9

Cooperation with Sjælland and the bridge over Öresund

7.6.10

A politically united region

7.6.11

International status

7.7

Books for learning Swedish


(  @  marks sections intended to be extended )
(  !  marks sections not yet written )

The faq consists of the following parts:

Index

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Miscellaneous topics on Norden

Part 3: Denmark

Part 4: Finland

Part 5: Iceland

Part 6: Norway

Part 7: Sweden

Appendix: Related texts

Appendix: archived texts

 

Fact Sheet

Name:

Konungariket Sverige

Telephone area code:

46

Area:

449.964 km² / 173.629 sq mi.
[ thereof: 237.000 km² designated for reindeer herding ]

Land boundaries:

Norway, Finland

Terrain:

mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands;
blunt mountains in north and west;
large archipelagos on the eastern coast.

Highest mountain:

Kebnekaise, 2,111 m (6,926 ft)

Natural resources:

iron ore, zinc, lead, copper, silver,
timber, uranium, hydropower

Population:

8.835.000 (1996)

Population density:

19 persons / km².

Distribution:

83% urban, 17% rural. (1990)

Life expectancy:

males: 76, females: 81 (1995)

Capital:

Stockholm (pop. 693,000;
Stockholm's län pop. 1,686,000 [ the metropolitan area])

Other major towns:

Göteborg (Gothenburg 450,000),
Malmö (240,000),
Uppsala (180,000),
Linköping (130,000),
Norrköping (120,000)

Flag:

a yellow Nordic cross on blue background.

Type:

constitutional monarchy

Head of state:

King Carl XVI Gustaf

National anthem:

Du gamla, Du fria

Royal anthem:

Kungssången

Languages:

Swedish.
(Finnish, Romani and Sámi languages
are acknoledged minority languages.)

Currency:

krona (Swedish crown, SEK)
for the current exchange rate,
see the URL <http://www.dna.lth.se/cgi-bin/kurt/rates>

Climate:

temperate in south with cold winters; sub-arctic in north.
Temp. in Stockholm: -5°C - +1°C in Feb.,
+14°C - +22°C in July.

Religion:

Evangelic-Lutheran (91%) (official state-religion),
Lutheran free churches (3%),
Islam (2%),
Roman Catholic (1.5%),
Orthodox (0.7%)

Exports:

machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood,
iron and steel products, chemicals, electronics

 

7.2.1 Economy

Sweden's most valuable assets are forests, mines (especially iron, but copper has also been important), and in modern days hydroelectric power. The metallurgic industry was started in the 16th and 17th centuries, and through the ages Sweden has been known as one of the biggest iron exporters in the world. A mechanical industry came with the industrial revolution in the 19th Century, and Swedish products such as steel (Sandvik), paper (SCA and others), cars (Volvo and Saab), ball bearings (SKF), electrical equipment (ASEA, now ABB), telephone equipment (Ericsson), refrigerators (Electrolux) and cameras (Hasselblad) have become well known. Beside cars Saab has also produced computers and aircrafts.

More recently also medical equipment (Gambro), medicine (Pharmacia, Astra), chemical industry (Nobel, AGA) and food-processing equipment (Tetra-Pak, Alfa-Laval) has been developed and marketed by Swedish companies. During the 1980s and 1990s there has been some debate in Sweden over the reasons why new products (as for instance a flat screen for television and computers) has to find foreign companies for investments and marketing.

After particularly good years from World-War II to the early 1970s, Sweden has then seen branch after branch of the industry to lose competitive capacity. Textile industry, skinn industry and shipyards have almost disappeared. During the 1990s the mining industry has went through a period of radical reorganization.

The wide forests are mainly used for production of paper, contributing with about 20% of Sweden's export (some wood export included).

 


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