Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Stockholm. Stockholm is also the capital, and it has a population of about 1,195,000 in 2003. I hope you enjoyed this quiz!
Krona. Even though the euro was introduced to Europe in 1999, Sweden decided to stay with the krona.
|What was the approximate population of Sweden, rounded to the nearest million, at the beginning of the 21st century?||Super Sweden
9. This is made up of most Swedish people (makes sense) as well as immigrants from other countries. A large minority group would be people of Finnish descent, as Finland was the property of Sweden for a period of time.
|What is the colour of the cross on the Swedish flag?||Super Sweden
yellow. The Swedish flag is the same in the pattern as other Scandinavian countries such as Finland and Denmark, and Sweden's colours is a dark blue background with a yellow cross with the meeting place of the two lines more to the left of the flag.
|What is the most practised Christian religion in Sweden?||Super Sweden
Lutheran. About 87% of the population of Sweden practises the Lutheran religion.
Kebnekaise. Kebnekaise reaches a point of 2,111 m. Halti is found in Finland, Galdhopiggen is found in Norway, and Yding Skovhoej is found in Denmark.
3,218 km. Sweden borders not only the Gulf of Bothnia, but also the Baltic Sea, Kattegat, and Skageratt.
|How many countries share land borders with Sweden?||Super Sweden
2. The two countries that border Sweden are Finland and Norway. The Scandinavian countries have been under each other's rule (for example: Finland was in possession of Sweden for many years before it came into the possession of Russia) so there are large populations of Finnish, Danish, and Norwegian people in Sweden.
|What is the name of the gulf that separates a great part of Sweden from Finland?||Super Sweden
Gulf of Bothnia. The Gulf of Bothnia is a body of water that leads off of the Baltic Sea. This body of water also makes it easier for shipping traveling between Sweden to Finland.
|What is the largest city in Sweden? The initial letters of the answers to the first nine questions spell the name of the city.||9 for 10 - Sweden
Stockholm. Stockholm is also Sweden's capital city. It lies on the Baltic sea at the point where Lake Malaren enters the Baltic. Much of the city is built on islands, and this gives it nickname "Venice of the North". However, it is not the only city that claims that title.
Malmo . Malmo is an important port and industrial center, which at one time belonged to Denmark. It lies on the Oresond Strait just across from Copenhagen.
Lutheran . In 2003 87% of Sweden's population was, at least nominally, Lutheran.
|What is the name of the bridge system that joins Denmark and Sweden?||9 for 10 - Sweden
Oresund Link. The Oresund link that crosses the Oresund Strait was completed in 1999. It consists of a tunnel and an artificial island. The link is just over sixteen kilometers in length.
|Who was the Swede who was the Secretary General of the United Nations from 1953 to 1961?||9 for 10 - Sweden
Hammarskjold . Dag Hammarskjold was in the Swedish government prior to being a delegate to the United Nations in 1952. He was killed in a plane crash when on a mission to the area which is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize posthumously.
|Which Swedish city is is situated on the world's largest known iron ore area? ||9 for 10 - Sweden
Kiruna. Kiruna is Sweden's largest city in area. (7,500 sq.mi.) The city was founded when mining for iron ore began in the late nineteenth century.
Carl XVI Gustaf. King Carl XVI was born in 1946. He became king on the death of his grandfather. He is the constitutional head of state, but has no formal powers.
Olof Palme. Olaf Palme was shot and killed when walking home after viewing a movie. His killer was never found.
Strindberg. Johan August Strindberg was born in Stockholm in 1849 and died in 1912. Strindberg wrote in many forms, but perhaps he is best known for his plays and novels.
|What is the name of the Swedish actress who has been starring in TV-series "Alias" and is married to Lasse Hallstrom?||About Sweden
Lena Olin. Lena Ohlin is married to famous director Lasse Hallström. The couple worked together in the movie "Chocolat".
|What Swedish actor starred in the movie "Good Will Hunting"?||About Sweden
Stellan Skarsgård. Stellan Skarsgård is a very famous actor in Sweden, and the father of six children.
|Which Nordic countries have land borders with Sweden?||About Sweden
Norway and Finland. Norway used to be in a union with Sweden and has for many years considered Sweden as a big-brother. Denmark also shares a border with Sweden but the two are separated by water.
|With which song did ABBA win the 1974 European Song Contest?||About Sweden
Waterloo. Winning the contest in 1974 marked the beginning of ABBA's great success.
|What is the name of the Swedish pop-group whose lead singer is Nina Persson?||About Sweden
The Cardigans. Nina Persson was also in a band called "A Camp".
|What is the Swedish world-famous furniture making company called?||About Sweden
Ikea. IKEA was founded by a man called Ingvar Kamprad.
|Which of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia's children was born first?||About Sweden
Viktoria. Viktoria is the eldest, she was born in 1977. She is the one that most likely will become Queen of Sweden someday.
Stockholm. The capital of Sweden Stockholm is where the royal family have their residence and also where the Swedish parliament is based. It is a beautiful town built on islands on the Mälaren.
Blue and yellow. The flag has blue fields and a yellow cross. All the countries in the Nordic area (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland) have flags that have four fields with a cross.
Malmö FF. Malmö FF won the league in the last game. Key players that season were Afonso Alves, Niklas Skoog, Olof Persson and Patrik Andersson.
The Hives. The Hives, known for their clothes, their attitude and their rock'n'roll got their breakthrough in USA in 2004. A typical Hives-comment on stage is: "Hi, we are the Hives and you love us!"
|Which Swedish football-player went from Ajax Amsterdam to Juventus in 2004 and is now getting his major breakthrough in Juventus and the Swedish national team?||Basic knowledge of Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, known for his incredible technique and his self-confident attitude, is rapidly becoming one of the worlds greatest players. His fantastic goal against Italy in the European Championship is famous all around the football-world.
ABBA is made up by the first letters of the members' first names.. ABBA is Agneta, Björn, Benny and Annifrid. The band is Sweden's biggest ever music export and is known all over the world. They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with the song "Waterloo".