Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige
Flag of Sweden.svg Greater coat of arms of Sweden.svg
Flag of the Kingdom of Sweden Coat of arms
"Gud bevare konungen och fäderneslandet!"
Svea Banér
Royal anthem: 
Bevare Gud vår kung
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Location of the Kingdom of Sweden (purple)
(and largest city)
Other cities Göteborg, Malmö, Uppsala, Västerås, Örebro, Linköping, Lund
Official languages Swedish
Regional Languages Finnish, Norwegian, Sapmi
Demonym Swedish - Swede
Membership NATO
Government Semi-Constitutional Monarchy
 -  Monarch Carl XVI Gustaf
 -  Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Legislature Riksdag
 -  Upper house Första Kammaren (First Chamber)
 -  Lower house Andra Kammaren (Second Chamber)
 -  Instrument of Government (1809) 6 June 1809 
 -  Swedish-Norwegian War of 1905 26 July 1905 
EU accession 1954
 -  Water (%) 9.3
 -  2016 estimate 10,323,000 
 -  2013 census 10,216,000 
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
 -  Total 493.450 billion (37th)
 -  Per capita 49,367 (13th)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
 -  Total 502.724 billion (20th)
 -  Per capita 49,342 (13th)
Gini (2014) 25.3 (Low) (21st)
HDI (2014) 0.917 (very high) (14th)
Currency Kronor riksdaler (kr)
Time zone CET (UTC+1) (UTCCEST (UTC+2))
Date formats yyyy-mm-dd
Drives on the Left
Calling code +46
Patron saint Saint Eric
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country located in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west, Finland to the east, and the German Empire in the south via the royal dominion Swedish Pomerania. Sweden is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, and also shares a sea border with Estonia through the island of Ösel (Saaremaa).

Following the Finnish War of 1809, Sweden lost almost entire dominion of Finland to the Russian Empire, except for the now autonomous region of Egentliga Finland (Finland Proper) in the south-west. As a result, the king Gustav IV Adolf, ruling with absolute power, was deposited. A new monarch was found in French Marshal Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, who was crowned Charles XIV John of Sweden. Combined with the crowning, a new Instrument of Government was introduced, giving the monarch less power.