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20 Fun & Interesting Facts about Sweden

Updated on October 12, 2011

1. Tsars of Russia till the last one, Nicholas II, were of Swedish Viking descent

2. On average Swedish woman are considered the most beautiful with blonde hair blue eyes

3. Swedish woman on average have one child at 30 yrs

4. Sweden has more MC Donald’s then any other country in Europe

5. The first ice hotel of the world was built near the village of Jukkasjärvi, in Kiruna district of Sweden

6. The Stockholm Globe Arena contains the largest reproduction of the solar system in the world

7. The Sweden’s were the first people to invent the Zipper

8. The largest shopping mall of Europe is Nordstan Sweden in Gothenburg

9. Sweden has earned a total of 27 Nobel prizes which is the 5th highest in the world for a country

10. Sweden has more nuclear power plants than any other country in the world

11. Sweden is the land of roundabouts but not as bad as England

12. America school textbooks are cheaper in Sweden then in the US

13. The currency of Sweden is the Euro

14. The government of Sweden is known to impose 70% tax on all wages earned

15. On Easter in Sweden children dress up in costumes and go trick or treating

16. In Sweden IKEA is a cheap store, not a trendy store

17. In the summer time almost 20% of the countries police force goes on vacation along with everyone else since there is no one to protect

18. The goal of the Swedish transportation department is to have 0 deaths in car accidents each year

19. Moose crossing signs are known to be stolen every year.

20. By government mandate any product purchased in Sweden automatically has 1 year warranty to be replaced if it fails this includes things like shoes or clothes


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  • lesjar profile image


    5 years ago from Russia

    "10. Sweden has more nuclear power plants than any other country in the world"

    This is not true.

    "1. Tsars of Russia till the last one, Nicholas II, were of Swedish Viking descent"

    This is doubtful at least.

  • SanneL profile image


    7 years ago from Sweden

    Fun hub about Sweden, but you have got some of your facts wrong. For instance the currency in Sweden is NOT Euro. And yes, Ikea is inexpensive, however it is still very trendy in Sweden.

    Otherwise, I enjoyed reading and found it engaging,



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