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Sweden

Kingdom of Sweden
Konungariket Sverige

Political Status: Constitutional monarchy established on June 6, 1809; under revised constitution effective January 1, 1975.

Area: 173, 731 sq. mi. (449, 964 sq. km.).

Population: 8, 587, 353 (1990C); 9, 458, 000 (2010E).

Major Urban Centers (2007C): STOCKHOLM (788, 000), Göteborg (490, 000), Malmö (278, 000), Uppsala (185, 000).

Official Language: Swedish.

Monetary Unit: Krona (official rate November 1, 2010: 6.69 kronor = $1US).

Sovereign: King CARL XVI GUSTAF; succeeded to the throne September 19, 1973, following the death of his grandfather, King GUSTAF VI ADOLF.

Heir Apparent: Crown Princess VICTORIA Ingrid Alice Désirée, daughter of the king.

Prime Minister: Fredrik REINFELDT (Moderate Coalition Party); elected by the Riksdag on October 5, 2006, to succeed Göran PERSSON (Swedish Social Democratic Party) following the legislative elections of September 17; formed ...

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