A country that has a tradition of neutrality in the event of war has been spared from war since 1814; Sweden has maintained a characteristic of very high status within the world now. Some even consider Sweden to have a utopian society due to its low unemployment, low birthrate, and the world's highest life expectancy rates. Sweden has a population of about 8, 857, 000 people, and with only 1,625,000 people in its largest city. Another one of Sweden's most populated cities, Göteborg, has about 783,000 inhabitants, and another major city of Sweden is Malmö, 515,000 people. Sweden's population is just right around the area of New Jersey's. With one of the highest life expectancies the world has, the fertility level of 1.5
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With over 100,000 lakes and 1,680 miles of coastline, this justifies why the Swedish have a passion for boats and summerhouses. With a land area of only 174,000 square miles, it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. Forest and wood products cover more than half the land, which is a very important resource for the people. In the north, mountains and forests predominate, while in the south is characterized by wooded hills and fertile plains. The North is also known as the Norrland, where, it compromises the northern three-fifths of Sweden and its rolling landscape of hills and mountains, forests, and large river valleys. Along this borderline are big deposits of iron ores. This gives rise to Sweden's oldest industrial region, Bergslagen. Even further north are the copper, lead and zinc ores. The western border follows the Scandinavian mountain range where its peaks rising 1,000-2,000 meters above sea level. Sweden's largest rivers originate in these mountains. With only 1,625,000 people in it's capital, Stockholm is the largest city of the country.
Sweden is also one of the world's oldest democracies, governed by a popularly elected parliament and at the head of the state, a king who has purely ceremonial functions. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary form of government based on a one-chamber legislature. A majority of the Swedish