General Information

Swedish political system

Sweden is a parliamentary democracy, which means that all public power proceeds from the people. At the national level, the people are represented by the Riksdag (Swedish parliament) which has legislative power. The Government implements the Riksdag's decisions and draws up proposals for new laws or law amendments. For more reading:


Weather and Climate

Sweden enjoys a generally temparate climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Above the Arctic Circle, winter can be crisp and invigorating. In the south, winter is generally mild with an average of temperature above 0C/32F degrees, but temperatures can vary markedly in different parts of the country. for more:



During the last Ice Age, much of Sweden was covered by a thick layer of ice. By 6,000 BC, when that ice finally retreated ( or melted) it left in its wake a deeply-indented coastline (in the south) with many islands, and innumerable lakes, rivers and streams spread across the entire country. For more:


History of the Flag of Sweden

The Sweden flag is one of the national symbols of Sweden. The flag of Sweden was officially adopted on June 22, 1906. More information:


The Swedish Population

Sweden, known officially as the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country found in Northern Europe. By area, it is the third-largest country in the European Union, at 450,295 square kilometers. Its capital city is Stockholm, which is also the country’s largest city. Sweden has been ranked as the fourth most competitive country in the world, and has a rapidly growing economy with equal distribution of income. The country boasts a rich culture and heritage, which has attracted many tourists over the years. The 2016 estimated population for the country is 9.8 million. Read more here:


Freedom of belief

Today the Swedish constitution provides religious freedom and the Government and citizens generally respect this right. The rights and freedoms are enumerated in the constitution and generally observed and enforced at all government levels and by the courts in a non-discriminatory fashion. This, however, has not always been the case. Freedom of religion has evolved over the years. For more:



The Discrimination Act protects you against discrimination at work, at school, at university or college, and at the shops, and when you buy or rent a home. It also protects you in other important areas of society, such as the healthcare and social services and the social insurance system. Read more here:

Anti-discrimination offices

Anti-discrimination offices are nonprofits organizations working for diversity and against discrimination. We work with all grounds of discrimination and all anti-discrimination legislation. We are religiously and politically independent and work under the vow. Everyone can turn to us for advice and get free support. Read more here: