is bordered by Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast, with a
long Baltic coast to the east and south. Much of Sweden is forest, and
there are thousands of lakes, large stretches of water between Gothenburg
and the capital, Stockholm.
Swedish. There are also Finnish-speaking minorities.
English is taught from the age of nine.
230 volts, three-phase AC, 50Hz. Two-pin
continental plugs are used.
Climate: In spite of its northern position, Sweden has a relatively mild climate, which varies greatly, to its length. The summers can be very hot but get shorter further north. The midnight sun can be seen between mid-May and mid-June above the Arctic Circle. Winters can be bitterly cold, especially in the north.