What is Sweden famous for



Sweden (English: Sweden), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (English: Kingdom of Sweden), is a European country located in the northern part of the continent, overlooking the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Gulf of Kattegat, and the Gulf of Skagerrak, and it shares its land borders with Finland and Norway. The capital of Sweden is Stockholm. Sweden was named by that name after the Germanic tribe of Svear, who lived in the central part of Sweden, and appeared for the first time in the first century AD.

The total area of ​​Sweden is 450,295 km2, which is thus the 56th in the world in terms of area. The majority of the Swedish people profess Lutheranism, 87%, while the rest of the population profess other religions, including Islam, Catholics, Judaism, and Buddhism. Sweden has a parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

The most famous landmark in Sweden

Sweden is famous for its high tourist attractions, ranging from castles, cities, and museums, the most prominent of which are:

    Stockholm Archipelago: It is the largest maritime archipelago in Sweden and one of the largest in the Baltic Sea, the archipelago consists of 30,000 islands, and it attracts tourists from all over the world and in various seasons of the year. Among the most famous islands that receive the largest number of tourists are Sandhamn Island, Vigan Island, Nataro Island, Fenhamn Island, and Vaxholm Island.

    Drottningholm Palace: is the residence of the Swedish royal family and one of the most beautiful palaces in Sweden. The palace is distinguished by a very beautiful architectural style, and it dates back to the sixteenth century AD, and contains several gardens, a theater, and a Chinese pavilion. The palace has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its importance.

    Gamla Stan: It is the old city, dating back to the thirteenth century AD, and it is located in the center of the old country in which the city of Stockholm was first built. The Old Town has the distinction of being the most beautiful medieval town center that is still being looked after today. The old city is also distinguished by its beautiful buildings, most of which date back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries AD.

Where the Kamar was initially built as a fortress to protect Sweden against pirate attacks coming from the sea, and in 1397 AD the fort witnessed the signing of the Kalmar Agreement under which Denmark, Sweden and Norway unified and formed a single federation. In the sixteenth century AD the fortress turned into a palace and residence for the king. Today, the palace is considered a beautiful museum that welcomes tourists from all over the world.

    Visby: It is an ancient Scandinavian city dating back to the Middle Ages, and one of its cities that still exist today. The city dates back to the twelfth century AD, and the city is distinguished by its ancient construction, the most famous of which is the stone wall called Ringmuren, which was built to protect the city. Visby is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List for its importance.

The most famous personalities from Sweden

Sweden is well-known for having directed many prominent personalities around the world over many centuries, the most famous of them being:

    Alfred Nobel: (1833-1896) is the name behind the world famous Nobel Prize that is distributed annually in several fields and fields. A brilliant chemist, he followed his father’s profession and led his curiosity and experiments to experiment with the interaction of materials with each other until he invented dynamite and other explosive materials.

    Anders Celsius: (1701-1744) the inventor of the Celsius system, or the Celsius degree that determined the degree of freezing of water at 0 degrees Celsius, and boiling water at a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius, and was named after him. Celsius was also an astronomer, and was famous for observing and writing about the aurora.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic: (1981-) professional soccer player, and one of the most talented football strikers in the world. Ibrahimovi played in several clubs in Italy, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands, and led his team to win different leagues eight times in a row. In 2011, Ibrahimovi launched a book about his autobiography.

    Svante Arhnius: (1859-1927) chemist and physicist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Science for his research and invention Among his most innovative theories is the theory of ionic attraction, along with several other theories.

    Hugo Thurle: (1903-1982) is a scientist specializing in biology and medicine, whose medical studies on enzymes contributed to a better and clearer understanding of their work, which later helped to discover the ways in which living things use nutrients to produce usable energy. Turl received the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his achievements.

The most famous Swedish brand names

Sweden has many international brands and companies that have gained global fame and are very familiar to everyone. Among the most prominent of these brands and trade names are the following:

IKEA: a furniture company known for its flexible furniture that can be customized and assembled as desired, and it adopts a simple style in its furniture. The company was established in 1943, and now it has 325 branches in 38 different countries.

    Skype: a communication medium that allows multiple parties to make free voice and video calls over the Internet and using personal computers, smart phones, and tablets. The site was established in 2003, and its popularity and use are still increasing day by day.

    H&M: A clothing store that started in 1947 selling women’s clothes only, then expanded to include men’s and children’s clothes. Today H&M has 2,500 stores worldwide.

    Ericsson: It is a technology company known for its manufacture of mobile phones and its use of modern and advanced technology. The company started with a small shop for repairing telegraph equipment in 1876, and later evolved into a global technology company.

    AstraZeneca is a global pharmaceutical manufacturer dedicated to research and manufacture of drugs for deadly diseases. Astra started in Sweden in 1913, then it merged with the British Zeneca company in 1999 to bear its current name.

The most famous food in Sweden

Sweden has one of the most delicious cuisines in the world, and its recipes are characterized by simplicity, but rich in wonderful taste. Among the most famous Swedish dishes are the following:

    Meatballs: It is one of the most popular food spread in Sweden, the ingredients for its preparation vary from one region to another, but all its recipes share their rich taste. The meatballs are served with a side dish prepared from bread or rusk with milk.

    Graflax: A dish consisting of raw salted salmon and served with mustard sauce. The origin of this dish is in France, but it is very popular in Sweden.

    Rajmonk: Pancakes made from potatoes, usually served in winter. This dish has its origin in France as well.

    Goprora: A salad dish made of eggs and fish, wrapped in a thin bread and spices, distinguished by its salty taste. The Goberra is served as an appetizer or side dish.

    Janson: sweet made from potato, onion, cream and anchovy fish. This dish is named after the opera singer Billie Janson who loved food very much.


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