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Quick fact 01 of 25: outdoors weather

Summer in northernmost Sweden means

56 days

of daylight around the clock

Winter, on the other hand, means

32 days

of pure darkness

Photo: Jan E Svensson/SL AB
Quick fact 05 of 25: 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: Jan Collsiöö/TT
Quick fact 12 of 25: 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: Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz/imagebank.sweden.se
Quick fact 14 of 25: 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 18 of 25: 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 25: migration people

Sweden’s population has nearly

doubled

in the last 100 years

11 million

babies were born

1.6 million

more people immigrated than emigrated

Quick fact 21 of 25: 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

Quick fact 22 of 25: 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 23 of 25: 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