Sweden – an overview

Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal.

Sweden is a global leader in innovation thanks to a collaborative environment and a highly skilled workforce with problem-solving minds. Maybe this is why The Nobel Prize derives from Sweden.

From Anders Celsius’s thermometer in the 1700s to Skype in 2003, Sweden has long been a country that breeds innovation.

Sweden and its neighbouring countries are all known to be modern and progressive. For instance in 1766, Sweden became the first country to introduce freedom of the press, in 1966 Sweden was the world’s first nation to outlaw corporal punishment of children and Sweden intends to become the world’s first fossil-fuel free nation as part of their commitment under Roadmap 2050.