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From the Baltic Sea to snowy Lapland, Sweden is the wholesome heart of Scandinavia with its pretty coastal cities, endless Summer days, and legendary viking lore. Stylish Stockholm is jam-packed with museums and edgy culture, where one of its 15 free-admission museums offer visitors an opportunity to ogle at old viking artifacts and some of the world’s finest modern art. Uppsala’s vibrant student life awakens at nightfall with a youthful buzz dominating the plethora of boho-vibe cafes, while beautifully preserved townscapes and buildings can be found on the famed Gotland island. A trip to Gothenburg also boasts picturesque wooden houses, stunning green spaces, and delicious Swedish cuisine.

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Dialing code: +46
  • Population: 9,793,172
  • Languages: Swedish

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Time zones

  • UTC+01:00


Swedish Krona (SEK)


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Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 112
  • Police: 112
  • Ambulance: 112

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Sweden outlaws sex without consent as Europe pushed to tighten rape laws

"While there is still a great distance to travel, we are hopeful that today's decision will herald a Europe-wide shift in legislation and in attitudes" By Meka Beresford LONDON, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden on Wednesday outlawed sex not ... read more

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It's 2018 and Sweden Finally Recognizes Sex Without Consent as Rape

Sweden passed a law on Wednesday that defines sex without consent ... As Anna Blus of Amnesty International put it in a statement, “While there is still a great distance to travel, we are hopeful that today’s decision will herald a Europe-wide shift ... read more

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How activists got Sweden to recognise that sex without consent is rape

Sweden's decision reflects a wider discussion on affirmative ... There is still a great distance to travel, but if our politicians were to display even a fraction of the courage of those women and girls who refuse to stay silent, then laws will be changed. read more

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