Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. With the territory of 173,732 square miles, it is 55th largest country in the world. The country’s geography features thick boreal forests and snow-capped mountains along with thousands of coastal islands.
The population of Sweden is ten million people (roughly three times the population of Iowa), Eighty-five percent of Swedes live in cities. Fifteen percent of Swedes were born in another country.
The capital of Sweden, Stockholm, is also the country's largest city, with more than 930,000 inhabitants.
Swedish is the official language of Sweden. The vast majority of Swedes also speak English, and generally quite well. Many Swedish multinational organizations have English as their corporate language, and a large number of university courses are taught in English.