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Sweden. Lacey Anderson Class of 2013. Sweden flag. According to Ancient traditions yellow on the flag is a symbol of generosity. Blue is a symbol of loyalty, truth, justice, perseverance, and vigilance. Sweden facts. Population: 9,088,728 (July 2011 est.) Ranked: 90 out of all countries.

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Sweden

Sweden

Lacey Anderson

Class of 2013


Sweden flag

Sweden flag

  • According to Ancient traditions yellow on the flag is a symbol of generosity. Blue is a symbol of loyalty, truth, justice, perseverance, and vigilance.


Sweden facts

Sweden facts

  • Population: 9,088,728 (July 2011 est.)

    • Ranked: 90 out of all countries.

  • Terrain: mountainous with many lakes in the North and Central areas, lowlands in the South and East areas, in the South land is fertile, there are forests, valleys, and plains, islands close by: largest Gotland and Oland.

  • Life expectancy: 78.6 years for men, 83.4 years for women

    • Ranked: 15

  • Currency: krona

    • 1.00 US Dollar=6.22758 Swedish Krona

  • Dress: For the most part Swedes dress in modern Western clothing, but folk dancers dress in their tradition clothing when performing.


Sweden religion

Sweden Religion

  • 94% of Swedes say they are Evangelical Lutheran. Lutherans believe in the Triune God, and study the bible. Though only one out of ten Swedes think religion is important in daily life.

  • 23% of Swedes believe there is a God, 53% believe there are spirits or life forces, and 23% believe there is no God, spirit, or life force.


Sweden language

Sweden language

  • The language spoken in Sweden is Swedish.

    • Hello: Hej

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    • See you later: Vi ses senare

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    • How are you?: Hu mar du?

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    • Thank you: Tack

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    • Do you speak English?: Talar du engelska?

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Swedish holiday

Swedish holiday

  • Epiphany or Theopany is Swedish holiday celebrated on January 6th. It’s a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God the Son as a human being through Jesus Christ. It is one of the three major Christian holidays, included Christmas and Easter.


Sweden food

Sweden food

  • Sweden is the home of the smorgasbord, which is an open sandwich table or buffet. Swedes often eat smoked salmon, pickled or sour herring, and salted cod called lutfisk. In the summer they hold feasts of crayfish boiled in salt water and dill, then eat them with bread and cheese.

  • Kottbullar Recipe

    • Ingredients4–6 servings

      500 g (18 oz) ground (minced) beef/pork mixture 250 ml (1¼ cup) milk75 g (¾ cup) white breadcrumbs1 egg1 onionsalt, white pepper ground allspicePreparation

    • Finely dice the onion and sauté gently in a little butter without browning. Soak the breadcrumbs in milk. Blend the ground meat, preferably in a food processor, with the onion, egg, milk/breadcrumb mixture and the spices to the proper consistency and taste. Add a little water if the mixture feels too firm. Check the taste by test-frying one meatball. Then shape small meatballs with the aid of two spoons and place on water-rinsed plates. Brown a generous pat of butter in a frying pan, and when it “goes quiet” place the meatballs in the pan and let them brown on all sides. Shake the frying pan often. Serve with potato purée or boiled potatoes and raw stirred lingonberries.


Sweden drink

Sweden drink

  • Glogg Recipe

    • Ingredients

      • 2 cups water or orange juice1 piece (3-inch size) orange rind2 sticks cinnamon6 whole cloves5 whole allspice2 cardamon pods -- bruised1 vanilla bean -- split1 bottle (750ml size) red wine -- such as burgundy1/2 cup sugar***Garnish***blanched almondgolden raisins

    • Preparation

      • Combine first 9 ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Bring mixture to a simmer, being careful not to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Strain mixture, and serve immediately, or gently reheat before serving. (If you prefer a stronger flavor, steep spices longer before straining.) Garnish if desired. Note: For a non-alcoholic version, use orange juice or water, and substitute 3 cups concord grape juice for the wine. Omit sugar, and follow glogg procedure.


Tourist attraction in sweden

Tourist attraction in Sweden

  • Ice Hotel

    • The Ice Hotel, located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, was first constructed in the 1980’s, and has to be built and rebuilt each winter and has a different design every time. It is built from more than 4,000 tons of blocks of ice from the Torne River, expanding up to 53,700 feet.

    • Furniture is made from slabs of ice, like beds and chairs. For some warmth and comfort they are draped in reindeer skin blankets.

    • The Ice Hotel has about 60 guest rooms, and features other kinds of rooms including: a sauna, reception hall, multimedia theatre room, and an ice chapel.

    • Guests of the hotel are given gear to protect them from the well below zero temperatures. Full beaver nylon jumpsuits and insulated body bags are a few things that are given to the guests.


Works cited

Works cited

  • http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000166881

  • http://discoverer.prod.sirs.com/discoweb/disco/do/article?urn=urn%3Asirs%3AUS%3BARTICLE%3BART%3B0000030323

  • http://www.flags-flags-flags.org.uk/swedish-flag.htm

  • http://www.swedish-flag.com/

  • http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/se.htm

  • http://www.indexmundi.com/sweden/population.html

  • http://sharky-fourbees.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html

  • http://translate.google.com/#en|sv|

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Sweden

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  • http://www.caplanmiller.com/blog/category/kw/

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epiphany_(Christian)

  • http://www.destination360.com/europe/sweden/ice-hotel

  • http://www.outpostmagazine.com/2010/03/08/one-nighters/

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  • http://thevacationgals.com/a-night-at-the-ice-hotel-in-quebec-canada/


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