Flag of Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden

Flag of Sweden
blue with a golden yellow cross extending to the edges of the flag; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side in the style of the Dannebrog (Danish flag); the colors reflect those of the Swedish coat of arms – three gold crowns on a blue field

Creative Industries Sweden at Europa Regina

10,261,767 (July 2021 est.)
10,202,491 (2020)
9,960,487 (2017)
Capital: Stockholm
Internet country code: .se

Official website: government.se
Official Tourism Board: visitsweden.com
Swedish Trade and Invest Council: business-sweden.se
Statistics Sweden: scb.se

Kingdom of Sweden / Konungariket Sverige

A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both World Wars. Since then, Sweden has pursued a successful economic formula consisting of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum. The share of Sweden’s population born abroad increased from 11.3% in 2000 to 19.1% in 2018.