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Fun Facts about Sweden

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Lars Vesterberg

on 13 May 2013

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Government:
Unitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy

Monarch:
King Carl XVI Gustaf
Princess Victoria

Prime Minister:
Fredrik Reinfeldt (M) - Sweden has many authors of worldwide recognition including August Strindberg, Astrid Lindgren, and Nobel Prize winners Selma Lagerlöf and Harry Martinson. Välkommen till Sverige
Welcome to Sweden by Lars Vesterberg





- has around 10 million population;
(USA 310 million) - is one of the five countries of Scandinavia: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark; - is the fourth largest country in the European Union Some questions: Which are the colors of the Swedish flag? Which is the first name of Nobel - the founder of "Nobel Prize"? Alfred How do we say "Hello" in Swedish? Hej What is the capital of Sweden? TACK! Pite Piteå 9. Dynamite

Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1866, which earned him one of the 355 patents he had managed to assemble before his death in 1896. Through his life he founded 90 companies and made a huge fortune. In his will he set up the Nobel Prizes for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace.

10. The zipper

The method still used today, based on interlocking teeth, was invented in 1913 by Gideon Sundbäck. Initially it was called the “hookless fastener” and was later redesigned to become more reliable. Top Swedish Inventions WIldlife 1. The pacemaker

2. The three-point seat belt
Nils Bohlin’s great invention from 1959 is reputed to save one life every six minutes. It is thereby considered to be one of the most important safety innovations of all time.

3. The Global Positioning System

4. Tetra-Pak

5. The telephone handset

6. The flat screen monitor

7. The ultra sound

8. The safety match ABBA was one of the first internationally well-known popular music bands from Sweden
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