Sweden Today: Swedish population reaches 10 million / Löfven reacts to announcement to bring down government / Human Rights March in Stockholm / Avalanches and wind threaten transit READ MORE »
Search for anything Nordic or Swedish
Nordstjernan's apps facilitate the search for Nordic suppliers, products and services or events in the United States. READ MORE »
Thirteen year wait for housing
More than 556,000 people are on the waiting list for first-hand housing leases in... READ MORE »
Memorial to honor Swedish tsunami victims
In 2004, 543 Swedes were lost to the tsunami which claimed over a quarter... READ MORE »
Introducing the new Princess Semla
What happens when you take two of the most beloved desserts in Sweden and... READ MORE »
Increasing safety with technology
Swedish students develop an emergency broadcast system that could save more lives. READ MORE »
Mosebacke Torg and the Mosebacke Monarki
A walkabout in Stockholm south hills, about culture, art, humor and romance. READ MORE »Premium
Celebrating 145 years
... with a saddle stitched Nordstjernan, on better paper and four-color print on every page. READ MORE »
Wallström addresses UN with Swedish presidency / Parliamentary debates / Record numbers leave Church of Sweden / Schwarzenegger visits Sweden / Needle exchange program READ MORE »
A Man Called Ove wins Best Comedy
and .. is on the shortlist for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Actor Rolf Lassgaard, director Hannes Holm and producer Annica Bellander Rune - winners at EFA 2016. Photo: Jan Göransson READ MORE »
Significance of the ordinary Longtime Swedish artist's landscapes on exhibit in Chicago in January. READ MORE »
Golf for a cause
The 8th Annual Swedish Golf Tournament in southern Florida became a premier event. Lovely weather, a superb course, delicious food, terrific people and very generous sponsors proved to be a winning formula for a fun day of golf for a good cause. READ MORE »
Revisiting the legacies of Jenny Lind
Many people walking by the interpretive marker in San Francisco have no inkling of Jenny Lind’s “rock star” fame, which the American press of the time dubbed “Lind Mania.” Still fewer would know that the Bancroft Library on the Berkeley campus of the University of California has photos revealing the celebratory spirit and civic pride of 1850 and the women in gowns and men in coattails transfixed by the newly constructed theatre in 1852. READ MORE »Premium
Auroras on New Year's Eve / Whistleblower protection law enforced January 1 / 2017 economic projection / Husby shops close in protest / Firework attacks sweep through western Sweden READ MORE »
Siri Berg: A Life in Color
The first solo artist to be showing at the Fiterman Art Center in downtown New York is Swede Siri Berg. Her show, In Color, opened at The Shirley Fiterman Art Center on Nov. 17 and runs until Feb. 4, 2017. READ MORE »
Union workers strike at Gothenburg’s busiest port
(Gothenburg) The Swedish Dockworkers Union has begun a strike after being unable to reach... READ MORE »
Hunting for the oldest ice on earth
(Environment) Swedish experts from Lund and Stockholm universities have joined a team of European... READ MORE »
Need something Swedish?
New apps by Nordstjernan allow you to find anything anywhere in the U.S. READ MORE »
Sweden's population reached 9 million on August 8, 2004 and 10 million on January 20, 2017. Curious about more Sweden stats? Take a quick look at Sweden here.
Sweden in Swedish is "Sverige". The modern name is derived through the back-formation from an Old English word meaning "people of Swedes". The Swedish name of Sweden (Sverige) is a compound of the words Svea and RIke.
Official languages: Swedish
Ethnic groups: no official statistics
Government: Unitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy
Monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf
Prime Minister: Stefan Löfven (Social Democrat)
Area in total: 449,964 km2 or 173,745 sq mi
Currency: Swedish krona
Scandinavia's other populations as of January 2017:
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Baking with Skansen
A playful way to bake some traditional Swedish cookies and breads, virtually and in the oven. PLAY »
As the crow flies ... Sweden's latest crime writing duo, Erik Axl Sund, pen name of authors Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Sundquist were in the U.S. to promote their novel, The...
Danish hot dogs in NYC Danish celebrity chef and entrepreneur Claus Meyer’s Nordic restaurant Agern and next-door less pricey Danish hot dog stand at Grand Central is open.
Sweden at the Apollo! 'En kväll i New York' - a performance by a slew of Sweden’s hottest artists at the Apollo Theater in NYC was the big event for Big Apple Swedes in May...
They built their own Viking ship A class at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Cal. has built a Viking ship since their school mascot is a Viking.
Harald Hårfagre in North America After a challenging journey across the Atlantic the largest Viking ship of modern times has reached North America.
Zlatan likes the hype After scoring 50 goals for his club in France this season, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, is a free agent. As he considers his future, the world waits.
Pinocchiotårta, strawberry cake Favorite dessert this Midsummer? A variation on the pinoccio tårta, strawberry sponge cake with meringue and lots of whipped cream.
Swedish midsummer in the U.S. A Swedish midsummer is "endless" summer with sun, fun, great food, flowers, dancing and joy ... a piece of Swedish culture to be proud of.
No more tours for Roxette The popular Swedish duo, Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle have cancelled all future tours.
Celebration at Skansen Skansen is celebrating its 125th anniversary throughout 2016. As if to celebrate a new family of four appeared for the first time in public.
Swedish Food Classics Jansson’s temptation with root vegetables READ MORE »