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a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km).
Capital: Stockholm.
Contemporary Examples

Sweden and Norway would be punished for sending troops to fight in Afghanistan against al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Oslo’s Clash of Civilizations Bruce Riedel July 24, 2011

In Sweden, when a couple divorce, things are split 50-50—prenups and divorce lawyers are almost unheard of.
How Sweden Is Covering Tiger and Elin Katarina Andersson December 13, 2009

Mejri was granted asylum in Sweden last week, though will not be released until a presidential pardon is granted.
Breaking: Jihadis Still Hate Art Michael Moynihan February 5, 2014

Denied his appeal against extradition to Sweden, Assange returns to his digs at a British countryside manor.
Julian Assange’s Guardian Angel Mike Giglio November 2, 2011

You grew up in Ethiopia and Sweden—does this whole Thanksgiving tradition seem bizarre to you, or is the holiday growing on you?
Marcus Samuelsson Talks Thanksgiving: Glogg And Berbere-Spiced Turkey Katie Baker November 21, 2012

Historical Examples

We lived just as we had in Sweden, as we were in a Swedish settlement.
Old Rail Fence Corners Various

In Sweden there is a story that may remind us of the Sutherlandshire legend.
The Science of Fairy Tales Edwin Sidney Hartland

He waged a futile war with Sweden which cost blood and treasure, but brought no advantage to either of the combatants.
The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen

He had “got over” her, it seemed, wherever he was—Russia, Sweden—who knew—who cared?
Beyond John Galsworthy

The Sound is here very narrow, the shore of Sweden being not more than three or foul miles off.
Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston

a kingdom in NW Europe, occupying the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, on the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic: first united during the Viking period (8th–11th centuries); a member of the European Union. About 50 per cent of the total area is forest and 9 per cent lakes. Exports include timber, pulp, paper, iron ore, and steel. Official language: Swedish. Official religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran). Currency: krona. Capital: Stockholm. Pop: 9 119 423 (2013 est). Area: 449 793 sq km (173 665 sq miles) Swedish name Sverige

c.1600, originally in Scottish (Swethin, Swadne, etc.), from Middle Dutch Sweden, probably a dative plural of Swede (earlier in English Sweden was used of the people and Swedeland of the country). In Old English, the country was Sweoland or Sweorice (cf. Old Norse sviariki, source of Swedish Sverige). Ultimately named for the original inhabitants (see Swede).

Constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, in the eastern part of Scandinavia. Its capital and largest city is Stockholm.

Note: Traditionally neutral, Sweden maintained its neutrality through both World War I and World War II.

Note: It is known for its advanced and comprehensive social welfare legislation.

Country code: se.


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