Sweden

geographical name
Swe·​den | \ ˈswē-dᵊn How to pronounce Sweden (audio) \
variants: or Swedish Sverige \ ˈsve-​rē-​yə How to pronounce Sverige (audio) \

Definition of Sweden

country (a kingdom) in northern Europe on the peninsula of Scandinavia west of the Baltic Sea; capital Stockholm area 173,665 square miles (449,792 square kilometers), population 8,015,797

Note: Northernmost Sweden is north of the Arctic Circle.

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