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is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of about 9.4 million. Sweden has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54 /sq mi) with the population mostly concentrated to the southern half of the country. About 85% of the population live in urban areas. Sweden's capital is Stockholm, which is also the largest city. Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, the country expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire. The empire grew to be one of the great powers of Europe in the 17th and early 18th century. Most of the conquered territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost during the 18th and 19th centuries. The eastern half of Sweden, present-day Finland, was lost to Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Sweden by military means forced Norway into a personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, adopting a non-aligned foreign policy in peacetime and neutrality in wartime. Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy of government and a highly developed economy. In 2010, it ranked fourth in the world in The Economist's Democracy Index and ninth in the United Nations' Human Development Index. In 2010, the World Economic Forum ranked Sweden as the second most competitive country in the world, after Switzerland. According to the UN, it has the third lowest infant mortality rate in the world. Sweden also has the lowest Gini coefficient of all countries (0.23) which makes Sweden the most equal country on earth in terms of economic division. Sweden has been a member of the European Union since 1 January 1995 and is a member of the OECD.

Capital STOCCOLMA
Currency Corona svedese (SEK)
Country code 0046
Spoken languages ​​ Swedish
Passport

It is necessary to travel with one of the two valid documents, we can produce if required by local authorities. The village forms part of the EU and shall accede to the Schengen Agreement. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

The level of health facilities is high, with a good degree of reliability. For specialist visits the waiting times are very long. Most medicines are sold solely on presentation of recipe, released by Swedish doctors. Over-the-counter health products are sufficiently available. Italian citizens who travel temporarily for tourism, business, study or work in the country (Member State of the European Union) can receive necessary medical care provided by local public health care if they have the European health insurance card (TEAM) that health card. We recommend that you take out before undertaking the journey, a health insurance that includes, in addition to the coverage of medical expenses, even the eventual repatriation medical air or transfer in another country. Warnings Meadows and wooded areas can be infested, especially during the summer months, from mints whose sting can cause brain, sometimes even fatal infections (borreliosis, Lyme tick encephalitis (TBE) bite. In the West of the country, close to the area of Gothenburg, were detected cases of foxes with murine intestinal parasitic tapeworms, which can be transmitted to other animals such as cats and dogs and, although rarely, even to humans. Swedish veterinary authorities advise to those who travel in this area to wash the hands after touching animals, plants or other and cook thoroughly wash the mushrooms and berries gathered.

Climate

Non-homogeneous climate, given the country's territorial extension. North cold climate, characterized by long winters with minimum temperatures and -15/ -20 degrees. In the Stockholm area, average winter temperatures hovering between -5 and +2 degrees (in December, the sun rises and sets at 9.30 to 15.00). The summer is short and with temperatures oscillating between 15 and 20 degrees c. Rainfall is concentrated in summer and autumn.

Viability

Licence Italiana. Car insurance The liability insurance is mandatory for residents and for visitors who drive a motor vehicle, including a moped. Is not mandatory for the trailers. The Italian insurance is also valid in Sweden. Delegation to conduct: Remember those driving abroad, a car that is not advisable to have a delegation to conduct of the owner with a notary certified signature at. Mandatory equipment: Helmets for motorcyclists: required for mopeds and motorcycles. Safety belts, child seat: mandatory to wear seat belts in all seating positions in which they are mounted, the vehicle is registered in Sweden or abroad. A visitor who cannot wear your seatbelts for medical reasons, must have an exemption document issued in his country, preferably written in English. A child of 7 years must sit on a seat suitable to its size or on a cushion and lead a normal belt. This applies to children seated on both front seats and rear ones. Triangle: required. It should be placed at a distance of 50 metres behind the vehicle on normal roads, 100 m on highways. Controller: any motor vehicle (including a moped) must have low beam lights lit both day and night, all year round and on any type of road. Winter equipment: during the winter period for passenger vehicles and trailers up to 3.5 tons, the trucks must have snow tires (or other similar equipment) from 1 December to 31st of March, if the road conditions require it. Detailed information can be found in English on the website: www.transportstyrelsen.se/en/road/Vehicles/winter-tyres BAC Local legislation is particularly severe in punishing the alcohol consumption, even in quantities, by drivers. Limit allowed: 0.02%. If the blood-alcohol level of a driver exceeds the limit is imposed a fine. If the rate is detected between 0.02% and 0.1%, the driver could be up to 6 months of imprisonment plus a fine, and the licence is suspended for a period depending on the gravity of the infringement; If the rate exceeds 0.1% are up to 2 years imprisonment, disqualify and obligation to repeat examinations. Transportation: I particularly cared for. The road network is good and motorways are toll free. In towns is well pay particular attention to crosswalks and bicycles. It is permissible to use the phone on the part of the driver. Are spare parts for passenger cars marketed only. Listed here are the respect of speed limits and the highway code. The internal air connections are excellent and frequent. Good international air links.

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