Sweden. Land and Climate. Sweden is one of the “three fingers” of Scandinavia. Sweden has about nine million people and most of them live in the south. It’s just larger than the state of California, it covers 173,732 sq. miles.
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Land and Climate • Sweden is one of the “three fingers” of Scandinavia. • Sweden has about nine million people and most of them live in the south. • It’s just larger than the state of California, it covers 173,732 sq. miles. • It’s very warm in the summer, where they visit tiny islands, large forests, and lakes. In the winter, the average tem. Is below freezing.
Religion • Swedes are 87% Lutheran. • 13% are other religions. • Most Swedes are Christian, but rarely attend church services.
Vikings • More than 1,000 years ago, the Vikings ruled the northern seas. • They were fierce warriors, who used their long ships to travel and trade goods with people in faraway lands. • Or sometimes they just took what they wanted.
Famous people • Alfred B. Nobel: He was a wealthy businessman, who started a estate that is now called the Nobel Prize. He is also the inventor of dynamite. • Astrid Lingren: She is the author of the book series Pippi Longstocking.
History • In 1397, the Kingdom of Sweden joined a union under the control of Denmark. • In 1520,the Danish King ordered death of 82 Swedish in Stockholm. This was called the Stockholm Bloodbath. • This angered a Swede named Gustav Vasta and he led a revolt against the Danes. • On June 6,1523 he was chosen to become king of Sweden.
Recreation • Swedes love to play sports. Popular sportsinclude: skiing and other winter sports, horseback riding, and Bandy. (hockey) • Most towns have lighted exercise trails for jogging in the summer and cross country skiing in the winter.
economy • Sweden is a major producer of automobiles such as Volvos and Saabs. • It is highly industrialized and has a educated labor force. • The cost of living there is high, along with salaries.
Family • Most families have 1 or 2 children. • They live in apartments but, most Swedes live in smaller towns. • Sweden is known for it’s wooden red houses built in the 18-1900’s.
Credits • Culture grams. com