History: Sweden, which occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, is the largest of the Nordic countries and terms of area, the fourth largest country in Europe. Mountains cover 25% of the country. A constitutional monarchy since 1434, Sweden is the world's first widely comprehensive welfare state. Stockholm is known as the "Beauty of the Sea".
Minerals: Sweden has rich natural supplies of coniferous forest, water power, iron ore and uranium.
Industries: Highly industrialized, Sweden today exports 40% of its industrial production. Major industries: Steel, machinery, instruments, autos, ship building and paper.
Main Crops: Grains, potatoes, sugar beets and dairy products. Forests (half the country) yield 16% of the exports.
Sweden entered the EU on January 1, 1995 but decided against joining NATO. In 2000, Sweden voted in favour of adopting euro as its currency.
Mission in India:
Embassy of Sweden
Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021, India
Tel: 91 - 11 - 2419 7100
Fax: 91 - 11 - 2688 5401, 2688 5540
Indian Mission in Sweden:
Embassy of India
Adolf Fredriks Kyrkogata 12
Box 1340, 111 83 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: 00 - 468 - 107008
Fax: 00 - 468 - 248505