Large parts of Sweden are flat or only slightly hilly, but towards the Norwegian border there are mountain ranges rising to more than 2,000 metres.
Although you hear about the Kingdom of Sweden, the monarchy in Sweden is only representative, and democratic decisions are made in parliament.
The kingdom includes more than 200,000 islands and almost 100,000 lakes.
The country borders onto the Baltic Sea, Norway, Finland, and its west coast forms the Kattegat, a sea area considered difficult to navigate.
In terms of pure land area, Sweden is the fo