Sweden is a country in Northern Europe. It is located in a region vaguely known as Fennoscandia or Scandinavia. Its capital is Stockholm.

The official language is Swedish, one of the Germanic languages.

Sweden is one of the richest countries in Europe, and one with the highest standards of living.

Sweden was the center of a large empire in the 17th century extending from Norway to the Ukraine. Its power was broken by the Russians.