Sweden is a country in Northern Europe on the Scandinavian Peninsula. Common borders in the west with Norway, in the northeast with Finland.
According to smb, the capital is Stockholm (the number of inhabitants is 685 thousand people). The official language is Swedish. Spoken: German, English.
Currency – Swedish krona. The monetary unit of Sweden is the Swedish kronor (kronor), for which the abbreviation SEK or skr is used. 1 crown contains 100 ore. In circulation there are banknotes in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 crowns and coins – 50 ore, 1, 5 and 10 crowns.
Religion – Lutheranism. Time is 2 hours behind Moscow time. The population in this country is about 8.7 million people, mainly Swedes live here, about 96%. Finns also live in Sweden – 3%, Sami, Norwegians, Danes. Of the total population of the country, 83% live in cities, and 17% live in villages.
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Sweden is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement.
The climate is from continental to temperate continental. This is facilitated by the Gulf Stream and westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean. The temperature in winter is -16*С, in summer +17*С.
Part of the country is located beyond the Arctic Circle, where the sun does not set at night in the summer, and in winter the polar night sets in for several months. The absolute minimum temperature was recorded in Vuoggatjolme and amounted to -52.6*C.
In terms of weather, the best time to travel to Sweden is from May to August, during which the country has warm and dry weather. Winter brings with it cold, piercing wind and snowfalls. Among the interesting events that fall during the spring months, Easter (mid-April), the noisy Night of the Valkyries (April 30) and Labor Day (May 1) stand out. In July, the Swedes go out for country picnics dedicated to the onset of the Summer Solstice. Christmas holidays, consisting of three parts at once – Lucia Festival (December 13), Christmas (December 25) and New Year (January 1) – are accompanied by mass festivities, fireworks and fun parties.
In honor of Sweden, the asteroid Sveya, discovered in 1892, is named. Svea (state of the Swedes) is the Old Norse name for Sweden.
The railway is more developed in the southern part of Sweden, where most of the country’s cities are concentrated. Long-distance trains connect Stockholm with Malmö, Gothenburg, Charlotenberg, Mora, Storlen, Narvik, Langzele, Kalmar, and also reach Oslo and Copenhagen. Regional trains connect nearby cities within. Bus roads connect more than 1500 settlements. Bus fares are significantly lower than train fares. In the far north of the country, buses are sometimes the only form of public transport. Information about routes and prices can be obtained at bus stations. Public transport in Gothenburg is represented by trams, buses, as well as ferries, carrying out communication between the embankments in small harbors and delivering passengers to the nearby islands of the archipelago. To save on transport costs, you can purchase a 100-kortet discount card for several trips worth 100 SEK or a 24-hour Göteborgkortet pass, which also gives you free access to some attractions.
Restaurant and taxi bills include a service surcharge, on top of which it is customary to tip 5-10% of the bill. Bargaining is considered bad manners.
Typical terms of stay by tourist invitation – up to 2 weeks, by private – up to 1 month, by official – up to 1 month.
Russians with a stay of no more than 3 months are not subject to registration. There are no restrictions on movement for Russians, with the exception of areas closed to foreigners.
According to Swedish customs regulations, tourists from countries outside the European Economic Union are allowed duty-free transportation of 1 liter of hard alcoholic beverages (up to 60 degrees), 1 liter of soft alcoholic beverages (up to 22 degrees) and 2 liters of beer, or, if you do not carry strong drinks, then 2 liters of weak alcoholic drinks and 2 liters of beer. Champagne is equated to strong alcoholic drinks. The age limit for transporting strong drinks is 20 years, for beer – 18 years, for tobacco products – 16 years.
If you intend to officially import certain goods into Sweden in excess of the norm, you will need to pay customs duties, however, in this case, the import of alcoholic beverages is also limited. If you try to smuggle alcoholic beverages that exceed the norm, and even more so without paying the appropriate fee, the goods will be confiscated.
Animals; dogs and cats can be imported if there is a certificate of a veterinarian on vaccination against rabies, produced not less than 30 days and not more than 12 months before entry.
There are no restrictions on the import and export of funds. But, those leaving Russia should remember that any amount must be recorded in the declaration, and for the export of more than $ 500 (or the equivalent in any currency) you need to have permission. If there is no such permission, the money will have to be deposited with customs; you will receive them on your way back, however, for this you need to return through the same border point.
If red and green corridors are arranged at the inspection site, then proceed as follows: persons who have more goods with them than are allowed to be imported duty-free, or goods whose import is limited, must proceed through the red corridor and present their things for inspection; everyone else can go through the green corridor, bypassing customs control.
However, in the latter case, anyone can be subjected to random checks and, if they are in possession of prohibited or duty-laden items, the punishment will be severe.