Sweden

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

Definition of Sweden

country (a kingdom) in northern Europe on the peninsula of Scandinavia west of the Baltic Sea; capital Stockholm area 173,860 square miles (450,295 square kilometers), population 10,041,000

Note: Northernmost Sweden is north of the Arctic Circle.

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“Sweden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sweden. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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