Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sweden: A Hub Of Nobel Prize

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Oresund. At 450,295 square kilometer, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.7 million. Sweden consequently has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometer, with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia. The capital and largest city is Stockholm. The currency is Swedish krona (SEK).

Some interesting facts are:
1. The sun rises at 3.30am in the summer. The sun sets at 3.30pm in the winter.

2. Roughly 20% of the country's police stations close during the summer since everyone is off on vacation.

3. Christmas is celebrated on the evening of the 24th. The father always goes out to buy a newspaper and while he is gone Santa arrives (in person) to deliver presents.

4. The Nobel Prize ceremonies are held in Sweden and Norway every year.

5. The first ice hotel in the world was built in Sweden.

6. The largest mall in all of Europe is in Gothenburg, Sweden.

7. Moose crossing signs are stolen at an amazing rate from Swedish roads.

8. Sweden legalized gay sex in 1944, and in 1972, it was the first country in the world to allow for a legal change of gender identity.

9. Sweden was the first country in the world to ban the smacking of children in 1979. Since then, 35 other countries have followed suit.

10. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has been called the “Venice of the North” because it is a city built around water with 12 islands and 42 bridges.

11. The northern lights, or aurora borealis, appear above the Arctic Circle (latitude 66°) and are visible around the equinoxes in late September and March and during the dark of winter in Sweden.

12. The Oresund Bridge is the planet’s longest cable-tied road, and Rail Bridge, measuring 7.8 km from Lernacken (on the Swedish side near Malmö) to the artificial island of Peberholm (Pepper Island) south of Saltholm (Salt Island) in Denmark.

13. Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce standardized time, which was necessary to make understandable train tables.

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