Capital: Stockholm Language: Swedish Currency: Swedish Krona
The country covers 450,000sq km and extends from north to south over approximately 1600km. The south is rather flat and open, resembling Denmark’s landscape, while the north of Sweden is hillier and heavily forested with over 50% of the country being forest land.
The country has historically been divided into three 'lands': Götaland, Svealand and Norrland which are themselves divided into 25 provinces. These divisions no longer have any significant active purpose and are rather more cultural and historic boundaries by which people identify themselves. The current administration of the country is carried out based on 21 counties which each has its own County Council.
Driving distance map of Sweden (click to enlarge)
Driving in Sweden
Motorway: 110 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 90 km/h
Rural: 70 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h