10 Random Facts About Sweden


Today marks my third year in Sweden😨. How time flies✈️. It has been a roller coaster experience for me. I don't really have a word to describe my experience but it hasn't been totally bad nor has it been all rosy. It has just been what it is😜. I definitely miss my family, my friends and I miss Naija (Nigeria) food. While still in a reminiscing mood, I decided to share 10 random facts about Sweden with you guyz. This article will be useful for those people who wish to know more about Sweden, planning to relocate to Sweden or just wants to come for a visit to Sweden. I would normally share 5 tips but because I am in a good mood today, lets make it 10πŸ’ƒπŸ’ͺ

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1. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands, and it is also the largest city of Sweden - Source

Stockholm in all its glory. Source: Wikipedia
2. Swedish was not made the official language of Sweden until 2009 - Source

3. Sweden’s flag is light blue, with a yellow cross spanning across the entire horizontal flag - Source

4. Sweden is one of the least populated countries in Europe with a large density area of about 447,435 km². The population of Sweden just surpassed the 10 million mark - Source

5. In Sweden, parents are entitled to 480 days of paid parental leave when a child is born or adopted - Source

Teni is like "Yes my mummy is being paid for taking care of me"πŸ˜‹ (Blurry picture but me likey)

6. Sweden and Finland are the only countries in the world that have earned a medal at every
Olympic game since 1908 - Source

7. Sweden is a member of the European Union, but does not use the Euro as currency. They have kept their own currency, the Swedish krona, as a way to keep their identity- Source
Swedish Krona
8. Sweden prides itself on being a neutral country. Sweden has claimed neutrality for two centuries. This means that they don’t take sides in any world war, and have not been involved in a war for two centuries- Source

9. Swedes drink more coffee than any nation except Finland. There is a word called 'fika' in Sweden. This is more like a coffee break (kaffepaus). It has become a culture and it typically means taking coffee and buns with friends. Most companies have fika at 9am and 3pm - Source

Fika
10. Some notable Swedish companies are: IKEA, H&M, Electrolux, Volvo, Spotify, Ericsson and lots more. I have a more detailed article of some of these companies here






I hope you enjoyed reading this article and also learnt one or two things about Sweden. Until next time...πŸ’‹