Sweden Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly larger than California 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly larger than California 2008
Area > Land 410,934 sq km 2008 57th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 45.43 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 47th out of 224
Area > Total 450,295 sq km 2013 57th out of 251
Area > Water 39,960 sq km 2013 16th out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 624 2008 119th out of 169
Climate temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north 2013
Coastline 3,218 km 2014 38th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 62 00 N, 15 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 410,330 sq km 2008 56th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 173,732 square miles 2013 20th out of 98
Location Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway 2013
Natural resources iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower 2013
Terrain mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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


Sweden Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 3
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Sweden ranked second for area > water amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Sweden ranked second for area > land > per capita amongst European Union in 2008.