Sweden

Sverige

Left Right
Quick fact 01 of 22: heritage lifestyle people

There are

20,000

Sami in Sweden today

Since

1993

they have their own parliament

In

2000

the Sami language was offically recognised

Photo: Jan Collsiöö/TT
Quick fact 04 of 22: sport & leisure

Sweden has won

625.5

Olympic medals in total

475.5

are from the summer Olympics (one gold shared with Denmark)

150

are from the winter Olympics

Photo: Jan E Svensson/SL AB
Quick fact 05 of 22: environment sustainability

Every month

993,000 kg

of food waste is gathered by the city of Stockholm

The waste is turned into

115,000 m³

of gas, which buses and taxis use as fuel

Photo: Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz/imagebank.sweden.se
Quick fact 09 of 22: music

Sweden is the world’s

#1

exporter of chart music in relation to GDP

Between 2001 and 2007

52,100

chart entries around the world came from Sweden

Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se
Quick fact 17 of 22: food & drink

Have you ever tried a semla?

500 kcal

of delicious, cream-filled bun

Every year

20 million

semlas are consumed in Sweden

That equals a mind-boggling

10 billion

kilocalories of national indulgence

Quick fact 20 of 22: food & drink heritage

Ever since the

1800s

crayfish have been popular in Sweden

Fishermen caught

186,000

kilos in 2013

Many are eaten at a

kräftskiva

– the traditional party in August

Quick fact 21 of 22: food & drink

Every day, an average of

1,836,000

meatballs are eaten...

...in all of IKEA's

313

furniture stores worldwide

Perhaps most are eaten by

Germans

- the most frequent IKEA shoppers