Frequently asked questions (FAQ) & basic facts about Sweden
What is Sweden known for?
Top things Sweden is known for:
- Its social welfare system
- Blonde people
- Good looking women
- Abba (music band)
- Dala häst, the Dalarian Horse (Dala Horse)
- Köttbullar (meatballs), Swedish meatball recipe
- Surströmming (fermented herring)
- Political neutrality, free from political alliances (alliansfrihet)
- Cottage houses in red and white colours (dala-red)
- Astrid Lindgren (Author)
How many people live in Sweden
Almost 10 Million people live in Sweden (2016)
Things to know about Sweden
Special rights in Sweden
Special rules to consider in Sweden
- Paying tax in Sweden: relatively high, but you also get a lot in return
More: Enjoy paying tax in Sweden
- Drinking in Sweden: Swedish drinking culture, high prices for alcohol, limited access to alcohol in shops (state-owned alcohol monopoly: Systembolaget)
More: How to drink like a Swede
What are people from Sweden called?
What language do people in Sweden speak?
Swedish, a North Germanic language
How to say “Go Sweden!” in Swedish?
“Go Sweden!” in Swedish is: “Heja Sverige!”
What are popular sports in Sweden?
Most popular sports in Sweden, ranked by the amount of active people within each sport (2008)
- Football – 500 000
- Innebandy (floor ball) – 309 000
- Golf – 273 000
Popular Swedish newspapers online
Online versions of the most popular newspapers in Sweden
All Swedish newspapers and magazines (in Swedish)
Popular Swedish swear words
- Fan, devil
- Jävla, devilish
- Helvete, hell
To be continued …
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