10 Fascinating Sweden Facts You Might Not Know

Sweden is a great country not only for living but also for a visit. The Sweden facts are fascinating, and you might not know no about some facts. So these 10 facts will depict you 10 amazing facts about Sweden. 

More than half percent of Sweden is covered by nature.

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More than 50% of the entire land area of ​​mountainous Sweden is covered by forests, including 10,000 lakes. Not anyone comfortable to miss the feeling of nature in Sweden while it attracts many ways. Sweden is one of the best places to visit in Europe to interact with the environment. Due to the nature of Swedish has they have a perfect life.

Sweeden is one of the countries to have the highest number of mooses.

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Sweden's national animal is moose, and there are more than 400,000 mooses in Sweden, making it one of the top countries to have the highest number of mooses. Unfortunately, these mooses are hunted by hunters. Traveling through the jungles of Sweden, you will have the chance to see the mooses through the window of the car. You will not be able to see them from all over Sweden, as they are afraid of humans and like to be hiding.

Sweden is home to a hotel made with ice.

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Jukkasjärvi Village is a great place, and it has become a popular tourist attraction where you can find the famous ice hotel. It is a very unique hotel in the world that spread more than 5000 square meters. It also has an ice bar, ice cinema, and wilderness camps, ice sculpting studio, ice chapel.

The history of Sweden dates back more than 10,000 years.

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In the early days, Swedish collected food by hunting. The Norse people who lived here in the early Middle Ages were known as Vikings. People living near the sea could have access to fishing, and in other areas, people could have cheese and eggs in those days. Later, around 1397 AD, Sweden was merged with Norway and Denmark to administrate. But today, Sweden is a united country.

Spotify started in Sweden.

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Sweden is one of the largest music exporters in the world. Most people today use Spotify to listen to songs without losing quality. Also, artists like to release their songs via Spotify because they can earn some money from it. It was invented in 2006 by two Swedes.

Sweden was the first country to gain press freedom.

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In 1766, Sweden became the first media freedom country in the world by legalizing publishing and reading public documents. After other countries had considered press freedom and had given it freedom in their countries as well.

Sweden was the first country to ban corporal punishment of children.

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Many countries are banning corporal punishment of children, but it was first enacted in Sweden in 1979. They are among the top countries where children's rights were concerned even today, and the harassment of children by parents or adults was not allowed.

The great of Stockholm.

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Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, which located between Lake Mälar, Salt Bay, and the Baltic Sea. The specialty of this capital is it stretches across 14 islands. The city center is also situated on the water.

The largest hemispherical building is located in Sweden.

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Ericsson Globe, which is the most massive hemispherical building in the world, was designed by 1989, and it took 3 years to build. With a height of more than 80 meters and a radius of more than 100 meters, the building can seat 16,000 spectators. The most unknown fact about Ericsson Globe is it represents the sun.

The first country to have women win a Nobel prize for literature.

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Selma Lagerlof, an author, and teacher became the first woman to win a Nobel prize in literature. She achieved this in 1909. She later became a teacher at a women's school in Landskrona. She had the talent to attract children by telling different stories.

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