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Published on November 8, 2008

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About Sweden : About Sweden The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. : The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. We only have 9 million inhabitants in Sweden. : We only have 9 million inhabitants in Sweden. Sweden is a monarchy and this is our royal family. : Sweden is a monarchy and this is our royal family. We don´t have EURO, instead we have the Swedish krona. : We don´t have EURO, instead we have the Swedish krona. In the summer time it is light 24 hours in the north of Sweden from May until July. It is called midnattssol (midnight sun). : In the summer time it is light 24 hours in the north of Sweden from May until July. It is called midnattssol (midnight sun). In the winter we have an hotel made out of ice in Jukkasjärvi. The rebuild it every year. In the north of Sweden it can be -40 C in the winter time. : In the winter we have an hotel made out of ice in Jukkasjärvi. The rebuild it every year. In the north of Sweden it can be -40 C in the winter time. The rooms are -5 celcius. : The rooms are -5 celcius. You have to be 18 years old to vote and drink alcohol in Sweden but you have to be 20 years old to buy alcohol…… : You have to be 18 years old to vote and drink alcohol in Sweden but you have to be 20 years old to buy alcohol…… By the way you can only buy it in a special store called Systembolaget,which is open Mon-Fri 10-18 and Sat between 10-13. : By the way you can only buy it in a special store called Systembolaget,which is open Mon-Fri 10-18 and Sat between 10-13. In february we celebrate fettisdagen (shrove Tuesday) with a a special pastary that is called semla. : In february we celebrate fettisdagen (shrove Tuesday) with a a special pastary that is called semla. In Easter the children dress up as ”påskkärringar” (Easter witches) and go door to door and asks for candy. Similar to Halloween. : In Easter the children dress up as ”påskkärringar” (Easter witches) and go door to door and asks for candy. Similar to Halloween. On the 30 April we celebrate Valborg (Walpurgis Night). Every city lights bonfires which people gather around. It is tradition since 779. : On the 30 April we celebrate Valborg (Walpurgis Night). Every city lights bonfires which people gather around. It is tradition since 779. Our national day is on the 6 June. : Our national day is on the 6 June. We celebrate Midsummer June 20. : We celebrate Midsummer June 20. With dancing around a maypole and eating typical midsummer dinner. : With dancing around a maypole and eating typical midsummer dinner. Herring, fresh potatoes and snaps. In the end of August and the beginning of September we have ”kräftskivor”(crayfish party). : In the end of August and the beginning of September we have ”kräftskivor”(crayfish party). We have a day dedicated to the cinnamon bun, October 4. : We have a day dedicated to the cinnamon bun, October 4. On the 10 December the Nobel prize is handed out at the City Hall in Stockholm. The categories are physics, chemistry, literature, medicine, economics and peace. : On the 10 December the Nobel prize is handed out at the City Hall in Stockholm. The categories are physics, chemistry, literature, medicine, economics and peace. The prize was founded 1901 by Alfred Nobel a Swedish scientist who discovered dynamite. : The prize was founded 1901 by Alfred Nobel a Swedish scientist who discovered dynamite. On the December 13 we celebrate Santa Lucia. : On the December 13 we celebrate Santa Lucia. We celebrate Christmas on the December 24. : We celebrate Christmas on the December 24. We have some really good artists from Sweden; Abba, The Sounds, The Cardigans, Takida, Backyard Babies, The ark, Robyn, Sahara Hotnights and The Hives. : We have some really good artists from Sweden; Abba, The Sounds, The Cardigans, Takida, Backyard Babies, The ark, Robyn, Sahara Hotnights and The Hives. Unfortunately these artists are also from Sweden; Roxette, Dr Alban, E-type, Basshunter, Ace of Base, Rednex and A-Teens. : Unfortunately these artists are also from Sweden; Roxette, Dr Alban, E-type, Basshunter, Ace of Base, Rednex and A-Teens. In Malmö we have the second highest apartment building in Europe, Turning Torso. It is 190 meter high and designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. : In Malmö we have the second highest apartment building in Europe, Turning Torso. It is 190 meter high and designed by the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Sweden is connected with Denmark via ”Öresundsbron”. : Sweden is connected with Denmark via ”Öresundsbron”. Sweden is amongst the countries with longest maternity leave, 14 months and we have obligatory paternity leave. : Sweden is amongst the countries with longest maternity leave, 14 months and we have obligatory paternity leave. We have female priests since 1960. : We have female priests since 1960. The father of modern taxonomy, Carl von Linné was Swedish. He was a botanist, physician and zoologist. : The father of modern taxonomy, Carl von Linné was Swedish. He was a botanist, physician and zoologist. Astrid Lindgren is probably the most famous author from Sweden. Her children's books have been translated into 80 languages. : Astrid Lindgren is probably the most famous author from Sweden. Her children's books have been translated into 80 languages. She has written; Pippi Longstocking, Ronia the Robber´s Daughter, Six Bullerby Children, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson on the roof and The Brothers Lionheart. : She has written; Pippi Longstocking, Ronia the Robber´s Daughter, Six Bullerby Children, Emil of Lönneberga, Karlsson on the roof and The Brothers Lionheart. Other famous authors from Sweden are Henning Mankell, (most known for his books about Kurt Wallander) : Other famous authors from Sweden are Henning Mankell, (most known for his books about Kurt Wallander) and Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman in history to receive the Nobel prize in literature. Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, Dolph Lundgren and Peter Stormare are all Swedish actors. : Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, Dolph Lundgren and Peter Stormare are all Swedish actors. The most famous director from Sweden is Ingmar Bergman who has received 3 Oscars for his movies, ”Fanny and Alexander”, ”Through a Glass Darkly” and “The Virgin Spring”. : The most famous director from Sweden is Ingmar Bergman who has received 3 Oscars for his movies, ”Fanny and Alexander”, ”Through a Glass Darkly” and “The Virgin Spring”. He was chosen the world's greatest living filmmaker by "Time" magazine (11 July 2005). Sweden imports most bananas per capita in the world. : Sweden imports most bananas per capita in the world.

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