Kingdom of Sweden
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: 9,991,222 (2012E—UN); 9,103,788 (2012E—U.S. Census).
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 5, 2012: 6.70 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 new government on October 6, 2006; formed new minority ...