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Lindsay P

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Transcript of Sweden

By: Lindsay Pluister Sweden Landforms Climate Location Sweden is located in Europe next to Finland and Norway. In the north (above the Arctic Circle) Sweden is rugged with snow-covered mountains and thick forests, while central Sweden is dominated by lower mountains in the west that give way to heavily forested hills and ridges, dozens and dozens of rivers and an estimated 101,000 lakes. In the south, large lakes (some linked by canals) and widely cultivated plains stretch across the land. Vegetation The southern parts of Sweden contains some deciduous trees, but over half of the trees are coniferous. Higher mountain elevations have aspen, mountain ash, and birch trees The weather of northern and Southern Sweden are VERY different.
Northern Sweden's winter temperature frequently gets as low as -30°C (-22°F). October usually will see the first snow, and February is the coldest month. The summer temperatures in Northern Sweden average between 8° to 16°C (46° to 61°F).
In the South, July temperatures average a high of 18°C (64°F). Like the north, February is the coldest month, with temperatures that can drop to -22°C (-8°F), but average is -3°C (26°F). Government Sweden's government form is a Parliamentary democracy. Flag Officials King Carl Gustaf XVI (16) is currently king. His wife Silvia is queen. And the current successor to the throne is Crown Princess Victoria (one of their daughters). Swedish Traditions Tack för att lyssna
(thanks for listening) Alphabet Swedish people have always celebrated most of the holidays we do like Christmas, Easter, Valentines day, New Years, etc. but they also have a special holiday know as St Lucia (celebrated on December 13). Saint Lucia is celebrated in honor of Lucia an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winters. In older times the oldest daughter would be the Lucia of the family and would have to wear a wreath with lit candles on it. Now girls are voted for in order to be Lucia, and instead of real candles they now used fake candles which are battery powered. The girls not chosen to become Lucia become Lucia's handmaidens and boys choose to be Star Boys or Santas. The Swedish alphabet is different than the American alphabet because instead of 26 letters they have 29. The 3 added letters are å, ä and ö. The use of the letters q and w is very rare, and up to 2006, v and w were often combined in the collating sequence under v. Food Production Sweden is the new leading food nation of Europe. This means that Sweden is one of the most popular place to eat in the whole continent! While there be sure to try favorites of the locals such as Räkor (Swedish shrimp), Princesstårta (cake), Jordgubbar (Swedish strawberries), and many, many more! Transportation Transportation in Sweden is like transportation in the U.S.A. so, bus, train, car, plane, and occasionally ferry are used as methods of transportation. Housing and clothing Swedish housing is a modern style which fits in with everyday life and the new advances of the world. A way to describe Swedish fashion is less is more. There’s a fondness for discreet colors and a pared-down, refined appearance. As with so many aspects of life, Swedes tend to take a practical approach to what they wear, but this does not mean there is any lack of creativity. MAP OF SWEDEN!!!!! Bibliography http://www.sweden.se/
http://www.mapsofworld.com/ The flag of Sweden is blue with a yellow Scandinavian (or Nordic) cross, which stretches from left to right and from top to bottom across the rectangular flag. The intersection of the cross sits slightly to the left of center on this rectangular national flag. The blue represents truth, loyalty, and justice, and the yellow symbolizes generosity. The Swedish cross is said to have come from Eric the Holy, who was king of Sweden, who saw the gold cross in the sky. The cross is a symbol of Christianity, used to express the religious history of the nation and its early leaders.
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