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Sweden. Not just snowy!. Simon Jonsson. Born in Stenungsund, Sweden BSc (Hons) Psychology (Southampton Solent University, England) In China for 4 months working as a teacher for EF. Stenungsund in October, 2010. Stenungsund in February, 2011. Gothenburg in February, 2011.

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Sweden

Sweden

Not just snowy!


Simon Jonsson

  • Born in Stenungsund, Sweden

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (Southampton Solent University, England)

  • In China for 4 months working as a teacher for EF.





Population and area

Population 9.4 million

Area 450000km2

20.6 people/km2

  • China

  • 138 times more people

  • 21 times bigger area

  • 7 times more people per square kilometre


Natural resources

Timber

Iron ore


Swedish language

  • Similar to Danish and Norwegian

  • Has three more characters than English called Å Ä Ö


Climate and Geography

  • Warmed up by the Gulf Stream

  • Distinct seasons

  • Above the arctic circle

  • Short days in the winter, long days in the summer.



Festivals

Lucia

  • Lussekatter

  • Songs

  • Lucia consession

  • Elections


Festivals

Midsummer

  • Dancing

  • Food and drink

  • Maypole



Festivals

Walpurgis


The Swedish East Indian Company

  • Trade with China

  • Sailed from Gothenburg to Canton (Guangzhou), Guangdong province

  • Long and hard trip

  • Traded tea and china for iron, copper and timber.


Götheborg

  • Launched 1738

  • Sunk in Gothenburg harbour


Götheborg

  • Project started in 1994

  • Required old skills and techniques

  • Voyage to China from 2005 to 2007

  • Cost 30 million USD





Alfred Nobel

  • Successful inventor

  • Most famous invention was dynamite

  • Instated the Nobel prize


The Nobel Prize

  • Prizes in physics, chemistry, medical science/physiology, literature and the Nobel Peace prize

  • Ceremony on the 10th of December


Swedish inventions

  • The safety match

  • The modern zipper

  • The revolver (independently from Colt)

  • Three point safety belt

  • Tetra pak

  • Dynamite

  • Celsius

  • Wheel Barings


Tourism

Nature

  • Freedom to roam

  • Trekking

  • Sailing


Tourism

The Vasa musuem


Tourism

The Icehotel

  • Built every year with 1000 tons of ice.

  • Has main hall, suits, a church and a vodka bar


Tourism

Ski resorts

  • Popular among Swedish people

  • Several popular resorts: Åre, Sälen, Riksgränsen




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