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Explore Sweden!

What's going on the Web about Sweden, and what in the world are the Swedish people upto? Let's take a fun tour!

Buckle up and get your mouse ready! Explore Swedish things and stuff from the Worldwide Web. It's a fun ride and a great way to learn many things Swedish. Use Previous/Next links to navigate! Tip: Please allow a few moments to load the content. Count to 10... Loaded? Great!

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1. Photos and Pictures 2. In the News 3. Videos & Movie Clips 4. Posts from the Blogosphere
5. Full Interactive Map 6. Best Books 7. A Little Introduction 8. Discussion

First, Pictures and Photos

Let's see what Swedish photographers are snapping, clicking and posting around the great nation of Sweden, right now!

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Second, Latest News & Views!

Let's see what's happening in and around Sweden and stay in quick touch with news, reports and analysis on the top newspapers and journals, as it happens right now!

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Third, Of course, Videos & Movie Clips

Let's watch the hottest and some of the most amazing internet videos and movies being uploaded by Sweden video buffs! We've already selected some great ones for you, but you can always search for more using the video search box below. To see a video, just click on a video to watch it live right now on this webpage!

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Fourth, The Blogosphere

Let's read what citizen journalists and bloggers are writing, commenting and speaking their minds about in these Top Swedish Blog posts about now. You may as well wish to visit one of these great Swedish bloggers and leave a comment there!

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Fifth, The Map

Still can't get enough of Sweden ? Let's explore what else is there in Sweden and learn more about its geography, topography and terrain on this interactive map. To see it bigger, check out our full screen Map of Sweden. Meanwhile, Let's Zoom in and out and pan across this Swedish map!

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Full Screen Map of Sweden

Sixth... Don't forget Bestselling books

A good book is your best friend! Don't be left out without these great books on Sweden! We recommend a wonderful collection, specially selected, and the best discounted prices anywhere on the Internet, because they're directly from Amazon.com - 100% safe and secure! Fill up your bookshelf with these!

Seventh... A little introduction of Sweden

Let's listen to the beautiful Swedish national anthem.

The Capital of Sweden is Stockholm. A person from Sweden is called Swedish.

The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish:  Konungariket Sverige) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. It is bordered by Norway on the west, Finland on the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait on the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia on the east. Sweden has a low population density in all but its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of forests and mountainous wilderness.

The official list of Swedish monarchs starts about 1000 years ago, about as long as Sweden has been a Christian kingdom, but there are lists based on Norse sagas, Beowulf and medieval chronicles that go back twice as far. After the Viking high culture had passed, Sweden spent a couple of centuries fighting with its neighbouring countries Denmark (from the 12th century – 1710), and Norway (in the 16th and 17th century). In the 17th and 18th centuries Sweden extended its territory though warfare and became a Great Power, twice its current size - which extended territory it subsequently lost within a century. Since 1814, Sweden has been at peace, adopting a policy of keeping free of alliances.

Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, and shaped by a dogmatic Protestantism, until its natural assets – timber, iron ore, grains – allowed it to fund a Swedish welfare state in the early 20th century. The country is today defined by liberal tendencies and a strong national quest for equality, and usually ranks among the top nations in the UN Human Development Index.

Check out what days and events Swedish people observe for their national & public holidays.

Discuss Sweden

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