Sweden is one of the countries on earth located furthest from the
Equator. It extends from north to south at roughly the same latitude as
Alaska or – in the Southern Hemisphere – the stretch of ocean between
Cape Horn in South America and the Antarctic continent.
The best thing in Sweden is the nature and the open spaces. Being the
4th country in Europe in area size, Sweden still has only some 9 million
inhabitants which means a LOT of the land is unpopulated. When driving
through Sweden this often comes to mind. For long periods of time, all
you see is trees, trees and more trees. Especially in the northern
parts. In the middle or south, there is more farmland, but still, the
unpopulated areas stretch pretty far here too. But having a lot of
unpopulated land isn't enough. Sweden also has laws that enable people
to take advantage of nature in a big way.
Total Area 449,964 sq. km.
Max. north–south 1,574 km (977 miles)
Max. east–west 499 km (310 miles)
Total population 8,862,000
Population in major cities