Sweden is one of the ‘three fingers’ of Scandinavia and
is the size of the state of California. The landscape of Sweden includes
forests, rivers, lakes, rolling hills, and mountains. The Northern most
part of Sweden is in the arctic circle and has very short summers and
long winters. The southern part of Sweden is temperate with temperatures
varying from 64 degrees in the summer to 27 degrees in the winter. More
than 80% of the population lives in the lower third of the country.
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and is the
location where most of the Nobel prizes are awarded.
- - 87% of the population of Sweden belong to the Evangelical
Lutheran church but few attend regularly.
- Swedes who live in cities often rent an apartment in the city and
own a country cottage where they spend holidays and vacations.
- The driving, voting, and drinking age is 18 years old.
- Swedes typically eat a light breakfast and lunch and have their
main meal in the evening about 6pm.
- Swedish meatballs, potatoes, and ligonberry jam are a favorite
- Physical fitness is very important to the Swedish people.
- Both public and private school in Sweden are free.
- Compulsory education ends at age 16 but many students continue
their education for 3 years at Gymnasium (academic high school)
- The teacher-student relationship is relaxed and many students call
their teachers by their first name.
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