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Sweden is a popular travel destination known for its natural beauty, vibrant cities, and rich cultural heritage.
Popular tourist attractions in Sweden include Stockholm's ABBA Museum, the Vasa Museum, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, and the Gothenburg Archipelago.
Sweden is officially called the Kingdom of Sweden, Konungariket Sverige, in Swedish.
The capital of Sweden is on the eastern coast of the country, where Lake Malaren enters the Baltic Sea.
Three years later Danish rule was overthrown, and Gustav I Vasa became king of Sweden, and Stockholm became the centre of his kingdom.
A beautiful city, spread out over twenty islands and the adjacent mainland; often referred to as the Venice of the North.
Stockholm is also home to the Nobel Foundation, which oversees the awarding of Nobel Prizes.
When you buy the Stockholm Card you get free admission to countless museums and sights; and free transport on underground, local buses and commuter trains.
Visit as many Stockholm attractions as you wish over one, two, three or five days.
The Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off bus stops at all major sightseeing spots.
The Royal Palace was completed in 1754, and there are many churches in Stockholm.
The Great Church of St Nicholas, Storkyrkan, is from the 13th century, and Hall of Nobles, Riddarhuset, is a 17th-century building.
Many of Sweden's monarchs are buried in Riddarholm Church. The House of Parliament is also on this island.
The City Hall, Stadshuset, was built in the early 1900s and there is an open-air museum in Skansen.
One of the most impressive cities in Europe, Stockholm is a buzzing hive of activity with brilliant restaurants and exciting bars around every corner.
Stockholm Museums are right up there with the best; from Abba to Vasa, the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia, there's plenty of Swedish culture on show in the capital of Sweden.
Goteborg is the principal port of Sweden, being nearest to the North Sea. Ferries also connect to Jutland, in Denmark.
The city was founded in 1619 by King Gustav II Adolph, and its cathedral, Gustavii Domkyrka, was built in 1633.
The coast road, north to Oslo, is spectacular.
Most of the Swedish population live in southern cities or around the coast.
The Swedish royal household is the world's third oldest unbroken monarchy.
The Royal Palace in Stockholm is the official residence of the Swedish Monarch, the Head of State.
This is where the Head of State performs constitutional, state ceremonial and official duties, together with the rest of the Royal Family, who assist the Head of State.
It is also the physical workplace of the Royal Family and their administration.
The People's dictionary is initially based on Lexin Swedish-English and English-Swedish dictionary, previously published by the Swedish Language Council.
Every year, the Language Council, Språkrådet – a department within the Institute of Language and Folklore, publishes a list of new words that have entered the Swedish language and is being actively used by the general public.
Malmo is on the Oresund, south of Gothenburg and opposite Copenhagen.
The Malmohus Castle, which now houses Malmo Museum, dates from the 15th-century.
Malmo was founded in the 12th century and remained a part of Denmark until 1658, when it was seized by King Charles X Gustav of Sweden.
Uppsala is the seat of only archbishop of the Swedish church. The Gothic-style brick cathedral was partly burned in 1702 and only partially restored.
Vasteras was a trade and cultural centre in the Middle Ages; originally called Aros.
The city has a rebuilt 12th-century castle and a late 13th-century Gothic cathedral (built on the site of an 11th-century church) containing the tomb of Eric XIV, king of Sweden.
The Djakneberget is a park with statues of historical figures.
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