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Sweden

Sweden Background Stats

Neighboring countries and territories:

Denmark (M) Estonia (M) Finland Germany (M) Latvia (M) Lithuania (M) Norway Poland (M) Russia (M)

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday October 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date 01:00 UTC on last Sunday March 2013
Full name Kingdom of Sweden 2013
Independence day date June 6 1523
Land border length 2,233 km 2014 79th out of 200
National anthems Du gamla, Du fria ( Thou Ancient, Thou Free ) 2011
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 9 2014 5th out of 171
Overview

Sweden's position as one of the world's most highly developed post-industrial societies looks fundamentally secure.

Unemployment is low and the economy strong. Public-private partnership is at the core of "the Swedish model", which was developed by the Social Democrats, who governed for most of the last 70 years until 2006.

This mixed economy traditionally featured centralised wage negotiations and a heavily tax-subsidised social security network. The Swedes still enjoy an advanced welfare system, and their standard of living and life expectancy are almost second to none.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Sweden Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Sweden/Background