by Edward Patrick Hogan, Joan Marie Hogan


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The Kingdom of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, bordered by Norway on the west, Finland on the northeast, the Kattegat Strait on the southwest, and the Baltic Sea on the east. Contrary to the wintry Nordic images it conjures up, Sweden enjoys a temperate climate, especially in the south, where fertile agricultural lands abound and the majority of the population lives. In the north, lush forests cover a large portion of the terrain, while rugged mountains separate Sweden and Norway. Sweden is Europe's largest producer of metallic minerals, which, along with hydroelectric power and timber, serve as the foundation of the country's economy. Sweden explores the many fascinating aspects that make this Scandinavian country unique.

Written by experienced geographers, each volume in the Modern World Nations series offers a comprehensive overview of the people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture that make each of our world's countries unique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617530487
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: Modern World Nations Series
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Sweden 8

2 Physical Geography 14

3 Historical Geography 29

4 People and Culture 43

5 Government of Sweden 54

6 Sweden's Economy 64

7 Living in Sweden 82

8 Sweden Looks Ahead 93

Facts at a Glance 98

History at a Glance 102

Further Reading 104

Index 106

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