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CaptionSweden Swedish: Sverige is the largest of the Nordic countries with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund Öresundsbron. The Baltic Sea lies to the east of Sweden as does the Gulf of Bothnia which separates Sweden from most of Finland. The northernmost part of Sweden is in the Arctic. Sweden was inhabited by the Suiones svear in Svealand and the Geats götar in Götaland. Some of these participated in Viking campaigns and are said to have founded the first kingdoms in Russia. See Scandinavia#Understand for more on Vikings. __________________________________ Cities: Stockholm is Sweden's capital and largest city spread out over several islands. Gothenburg Göteborg is a port and industrial city on the west coast second in size. Karlskrona has been the base for Sweden's navy since the 17th century. Kiruna is Sweden's northernmost city; a rather unusual place known for a large mine and space flight. Linköping is Sweden's fifth city with a large university. Malmö is connected to the Danish capital Copenhagen by the Öresund Bridge. Umeå is a university city in Norrland. Uppsala is a lively pretty old university city the fourth largest city in Sweden. Visby is the only city on the Gotland island a Medieval centre of commerce with an impressive city wall. Örebro is an industrial city with an impressive Medieval castle._____________________________________ Other destinations: Abisko is a national park at Sweden's northernmost edge Bohuslän is Sweden's most productive fishery. Ekerö is a freshwater archipelago with the Royal family's residence Drottningholm and Viking Age settlement Birka. Kullaberg is a nature reserve. Laponia is Western Europe's largest wilderness in the northern mountains. Siljansbygden is an archetype of Swedish folk culture in central Dalarna. Stockholm archipelago consists of islands all shapes and sizes. Ystad is a picturesque waterfront town known from the Wallander series. Åre is one of Sweden's largest ski resorts with 44 lifts. Öland is Sweden's second largest island with long beaches. ________________________________ Get in: Sweden is a member of the Schengen Agreement. There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented the treaty - the European Union except Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Ireland Romania and the United Kingdom Iceland Liechtenstein Norway and Switzerland. Likewise a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. By plane: For arrival and departure times as well as lots of other information about flights and airports in Sweden visit Luftfartsverket - Swedish Airports and Air Navigation Services Major airports: Stockholm Arlanda IATA: ARN ICAO: ESSA - serves most major airlines. See Sigtuna for airport amenities and Stockholm for information on transfer between the airport and central Stockholm. Göteborg Landvetter IATA: GOT ICAO: ESGG - serves several international airlines and provides convenient bus transfer about 20 minutes to central Gothenburg. Copenhagen Kastrup Denmark IATA: CPH ICAO: EKCH - serves most major airlines. Located on an island between Copenhagen and Malmö and is the closest international airport hub for southern Sweden. Train connections leave from the airport to both
HeadlineSweden Swedish: Sverige is the largest of the Nordic countries with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund Öresundsbron. The Baltic Sea lies to the east of Sweden as does the Gulf of Bothnia which separates Sweden from most of Finland.
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