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Atlas Sweden

Country (long form)
Kingdom of Sweden
Capital
Stockholm
Total Area
173,732.07 sq mi
449,964.00 sq km
Population
8,873,052 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
8,384,747
Languages
Swedish
Literacy
99% total, N/A% male, N/A% female (1979 est.)
Religions
Lutheran 87%, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist
Life Expectancy
76.95 male, 82.37 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
constitutional monarchy
Currency
1 Swedish krona (SKr) = 100 oere
GDP (per capita)
$20,700 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
agriculture 2%, industry 24%, services 74% (1999 est.)
Industry
iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles
Agriculture
grains, sugar beets, potatoes; meat, milk
Arable Land
7%
Exports
machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals
Imports
machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing
Natural Resources
zinc, iron ore, lead, copper, silver, timber, uranium, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
acid rain damaging soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Telephones (main lines in use)
6.017 million (December 1998)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
3.835 million (October 1998)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
29 (1999)