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SWEDEN

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Sweden Sweden entered the the european union in 1995 Swedens political sytem:constitutional monarchy Swedens capital is Stockholm. Swedens currency is called krona. Swedens total area:449,964 km Population:9.2 million Swedens national anthem Carl XVI Gustaf Folke Hubertus, King of Sweden, was born on April 30, 1946 at Haga Palace Ever since his boyhood days has been active member of the Boy Scouts, the King has been interested in nature and outdoor life. He took a strong and outspoken position in favour of protecting the environment The kings interests Silvia Sommerlath born in Heidelberg on December 23, 1943 Swedens food tends to be practical and sustaining. Historically, in the far North, meats such as reindeer, and other (semi-) game dishes were eaten, some which have their roots in the Sami culture, while fresh vegetables have played a larger role in the South. Many traditional dishes employ simple, contrasting flavours; such as the traditional dish of meatballs and gravy with tart, pungent lingonberry jam (slightly similar in taste to cranberry sauce). Swedish cuisine can be distinguished from that of its neighbours in Norway and Finland, with the dishes often being more sweetened. The national language from Sweden is Swedish 0-14 years: 15.7% 15-64 years: 65.5% 65 years and over: 18.8% Fashion experts who visit Sweden are often fascinated, wondering what it is that makes Swedish fashion so unique. It’s actually difficult to understand and explain. It seems very simple, but when you look closer it’s very contemporary and cool.
life expectancy in sweden is about 81 years FASHION FOOD AGE STRUCTURE BIBLIOGRAPHY euorpoa.eu
foodbycountry.com
wikipedia.com
swyaa.org It's a way to socialize and a part of our culture. It's widely spread and very common both among men and women. It's more common and accepted to drink during weekends. In Sweden you must be over 20 years old to be allowed to by strong alcohol like Vodka and wine but you can drink alcohol at a bar if you are older than 18. Swedish like to party and to have a good time, especially in the summer after a long dark and cold winter.Many Swedish people live togethere without being married.

SOCIALIZING http://www.afsusa.org/usa_en/view/8310 Family life is important, but family structure is diverse and offers differing lifestyles and beliefs from one family to the next. In a typical family, both parents work, and no Swedish families have maids.

Household chores are usually democratically divided among Swedish family members, regardless of traditional female and male roles and age. Swedish houses tend to be small and tidy. Any student (boy or girl) must be willing and able to help at home by cleaning, cooking, washing laundry etc. Mutual respect between children and adults is nurtured at an early age.
FAMILY STRUCTURE Sweden is one of the foremost countries in winter sports, and facilities for skiing in particular have developed rapidly Swedens national bird is Robin Religion:Protestant
Holidays and Traditions:Mid Summer Day,Christmas,Christmas Eve,New Years Day,Santa Lucia,Easter Sunday Swedens national flower is Bluebell Overview:Mountanious,Long shoreline
Climate and Weather:very long and cold winter,mild beautiful spring and fall,summer can be sunny and warm or rainy and cold Sweden has rich, natural supplies of coniferous forests, water power, iron ore, uranium and other minerals, but lacks significant oil and coal deposits. The only iron ore mines still in production are situated in the far north. Their production is mainly exported. There are also a number of mines with sulphide ores in central and northern Sweden.
The country's vast forests of spruce, pine and other softwoods supply a highly-developed sawmill, pulp, paper and finished-wood-product industry. Despite high domestic consumption, Sweden exports about 60% of its forest products. NATURAL RESOURSCES http://www.randburg.com/sw/general/general_12.html Of the $13.8 billion in American imports from Sweden in 2006, the following product categories had the highest values.

Medicinal, dental & pharmaceutical preparations
New & used passenger cars
Telecommunications equipment
Other petroleum products
Other industrial machinery
Semi-finished iron & steel mill products
Materials handling equipment
Alcoholic beverages other than wine
Other scientific, medical & hospital equipment
Photo & service industry machinery & tools EXPORTS Of the $4.1 billion in American exports to Sweden in 2006, the following product categories had the highest values.

Other household products
Semiconductors
Telecommunications equipment
Minimum value shipments
Other vehicle parts & accessories
Medical equipment
Pharmaceutical preparations
Civilian aircraft engines
Electric apparatus
Other industrial machines IMPORTS Swedish dont usualy use cars because the gasoline is not cheap and they dont really need it.They usually walk or use a bycilce. TRANSPORTATION Sweden has one of the most developed Internet and broadband markets in the EU. Almost 6.7 million Swedes are regular users of the Internet, making the country one of the most online nations in Europe. Sweden’s Internet market is migrating rapidly from dial-up to various modes of broadband access. Broadband penetration approached 15% in early 2005, with high levels of DSL, cable modem, satellite, and fixed wireless adoption. Metro Ethernet, fibre, WLAN and powerline communication (BPL) access technologies are also available. In the mobile field, 3G services are available from four operators. Telecommunications http://www.internetworldstats.com/eu/se.htm Literacy rate:99.0 KIDS LIFE Kids have to go to school and when they come home they have to help.They may also hang out with their friends. THANKYOU!!!! OOOOOPPPSSSS!!!!! I Forgot something!!!!! MY TIMELINEE!!!!:) 8,000 BC The first people arrive in Sweden
4,000 BC People in Sweden begin farming 1252 Stockholm is founded.
1323 By now the Swedes control all of Finland 1349 The Black Death reaches Sweden 1448 Sweden separates from Denmark and Norway 1700 The Great Northern War begins
1707 The Swedes invade Russia
1709 The Swedes are completely defeated at Poltava
1721 Sweden is forced to surrender her Baltic provinces and part of Finland to Russia

1814 Denmark surrenders Norway to Sweden
1846 Trade in Sweden is deregulated 1995 Sweden joins the EU MY TIMELINE!!!!:) DID YOU KNOW...
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