Get To Know…Sweden!

    The flag of Sweden

    The flag of Sweden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Official Name:  Konungariket Sverige (Kingdom of Sweden)
  • Language:  Swedish
  • Capital:  Stockholm
  • Currency:  Krona
  • Area:  173,745 sq. mi
  • Population:  9,555,893
  • Government:  Unitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy
  • Head(s) of State:  King Carl XVI Gustaf; Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt
  • National Anthem:  Kungssången – Song of the King
  • Location:  Scandinavia; Northern Europe

Find out more about Sweden here.

Here are some kid-friendly crafts that are related to Sweden and its culture.

FAMOUS SWEDES:

Stockholm in the morning

Stockholm in the morning (Photo credit: TSelrahc)

  • ABBA – Band
  • Ace of Base – Band
  • Ingrid Bergman – Actress
  • Björn Borg – Professional Tennis Player
  • Anders Celcius – Scientist
  • Stefan Edberg – Professional Tennis Player
  • Peter Forsberg – Professional Ice Hockey Player
  • Greta Garbo – Actress
  • Stieg Larsson – Author, Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Astrid Lindgren – Children’s Author, Pippi Longstocking
  • Alfred Nobel – Scientist
  • Alexander Skarsgård – Actor
  • Annika Sörenstam – Professional Golfer

The Swedes were some of the first Europeans to settle in what is now the state of Delaware.  If you want to learn more about Sweden and it’s culture, we still have Swedish exchange students who would love the chance to spend a year in the US.

Fill out the contact form below for more information and someone will contact you within 24 hours.

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