What every Indian should know about Sweden

The countries of the EU Sweden

Capital: Stockholm


Language:
Swedish


Year of accession to the European Union:
1995

Sweden is located in Scandinavia and has a very varied nature. This is mainly due to the fact that there are almost 1,600 kilometers between southern Sweden and the north. And because the distance is so great, the climate in the north is very different from that in the south.

Southern Sweden is on the same level as Denmark. The landscape is green and hilly and there are many forests, lakes and rivers.

In the north, the country extends far beyond the Arctic Circle. This part of Sweden is called Lapland. The landscape there is mountainous and barren.

The winters are so long and cold that an ice hotel is built there every year.

Even the furniture in the hotel is made of ice and there is also a church - made of ice too, of course.

When the temperatures rise in April, the hotel will melt away. But construction work will start again in November.

Swedes are very proud of their nature. As in Norway and Finland, there is the "everyone's right" so that everyone can benefit from it.

This right is very old and, with a few exceptions, allows travelers to move freely in nature. Wild camping is also allowed in many places. This only works if everyone adheres to the commandment: "Do not disturb or destroy!"

Since Sweden is in the north, it hardly gets light in winter. But the days in summer are very long, sometimes it doesn't even get dark at all.

Since Sweden is in the north, it hardly gets light in winter. But the days in summer are very long, sometimes it doesn't even get dark.

Then the midsummer festival is celebrated, one of the most important festivals in Sweden: people dance around a tree and decorate everything with flowers and leaves.

It is said that girls have to pick seven different flowers that night. Put them under your pillow and dream of your future husband.

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