Sweden is a long, narrow country that sits between Norway and Finland. Much of the northern part of the country is covered with woods and mountains. It is dark and cold here in the winter but beautiful in the summer months. Most people live in the southern part of the country near the sea.
The people of Sweden are concerned about conservation. They try to keep the Baltic Sea clean. They build energy efficient homes. Sweden is also known for its well-designed cars, furniture and electrical equipment.
Fun Facts about Sweden for Kids
- The capital of Sweden is Stockholm.
- Stefan Lofven is the Prime Minister of Sweden (data 2018).
- Sweden has 173,730 square miles of land.
- 9,982,709 people live in Sweden (2018 information provided by worldometers).
- The official language is Swedish.
- Most people are Christians.
- The government is a multiparty democracy.
- Kebnekaise is the tallest mountain in Sweden standing at 2,106 meters.
- The longest river in Sweden is the river Torne running 470 kilometers or 324 miles.
- The currency of Sweden is the Krona. Although Sweden is a member of the EU it still uses its own currency. Most other members of the European Union use the Euro are their currency. Sweden joined the EU in 1995.
- 99 percent of adults can read.
- People in Sweden can expect to live 78 years.
- The Arctic Fox lives in Sweden and the government are trying their very best to protect this endangered species.
- Sweden is also home to brown bears – wolves – wolverines – moose – Lynx and much more.
- The beautiful northern lights can be seen every year here during Fall & Spring.
- The Nobel Prize was named after Albert Nobel – he invented dynamite.
- The Ice hotel is located in Sweden.
- Sweden reached the quarter final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
- In 1951 Nils Ivar Bohlin invented the three point safety belt (seat belt). Wow how many lives has this man saved.
- ABBA a singing group from Sweden in the 1970’s and 1980’s sold over 375 million records, making them one of the biggest bands for record sales of all time.
- The world famous IKEA store was a Swedish startup and registered in 1943.
- Narrow: thin
- Conservation: saving or taking care of natural resources, such as water, energy and land
- Efficient: wise use
- Democracy: a system of government that allows people to help make decisions
All About Sweden – Video for Kids
Check out this cool video about Sweden for kids:
This is an animation video teaching kids of the present-day Swedish customs and lifestyle.
Question: What do people in Sweden eat?
Answer: People like pickled vegetables, fish and smorgasbord, which means a buffet of cold meats and dishes.
Question: What types of homes do people live in?
Question: Where is Greta Thunberg from?
Answer: Greta Thunberg is from Stockholm, Sweden. Born Jan 3rd 2003, Greta has become one of the world’s leading climate change activists for climate change.
Map of Sweden
Here’s a map of the country of Sweden and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Sweden! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Sweden, as though you are actually there!