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Famous White Moose Marked For Death, Then Spared
Sweden's most famous moose has been beleaguered by attention since video of it published last August.
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Cowboys In Sweden? Quirky Photos Of U.S. Culture In Europe
From a Wild West theme park in Sweden to Oktoberfest in the United States, see how these countries celebrate one another’s culture.
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9 Tree Houses You Can Actually Sleep In
This hotel trend definitely took root and branched out globally.
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This is the World's Happiest Country
Find out which place made it to the top of the list in 2017.
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7 Magical Places to View Auroras
These tips will give you the best shot at experiencing the enchantment of the northern and southern lights.
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The Classic Cars of Swedish
An award-winning portrait series shows a rock 'n' roll youth culture that hasn't aged a day.
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Sweden's Burning Christmas Goat
Every year the people of Gävle put up a record-breaking Yule goat, and nearly every year it meets a sad fate.
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Dodging Wind Farms and Bullets in the Arctic
As Norway looks north for resources and energy, Sami reindeer herders fear for their lands and culture.
About Sweden Facts

Armed neutrality has kept Sweden out of war for nearly two centuries. Low unemployment, a low birthrate, and one of the world's highest life expectancies have characterised modern Sweden. Success has been credited to a blending of socialism and capitalism, including cooperation between the government and labor unions, which represent 90 percent of workers. High taxes finance advanced social programs, from education to health and child care and paid paternal leave.

Fast Facts 

Population: 9,029,000

Capital: Stockholm; 1,697,000

Area: 449,964 square kilometres (173,732 square miles)

Language: Swedish

Religion: Lutheran, Roman Catholic

Currency: Swedish krona

Life Expectancy: 80

GDP per Capita: U.S. $26,000

Literacy Percent: 99

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