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Sweden: Geography#

LocationNorthern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway
Geographic Coordinates62 00 N, 15 00 E 62.0,15.0
Area total: 450,295 sq km
land: 410,335 sq km
water: 39,960 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 450295
DBpedia: 449964
Geoname: 449964
Infoplease: 449964
Britannica: 447420
Wolfram: 450295

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Land boundariestotal: 2,233 km
border countries: Finland 614 km, Norway 1,619 km
Coastline3,218 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: reclaimed bay of Lake Hammarsjon, near Kristianstad -2.4 m
highest point: Kebnekaise 2,111 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Kebnekaise 2111 m; Sarektjkk 2089 m
According to Geonames: Sarektjåkkå 2089 m; Kaskasatjåkko 2076 m; Kaskasapakte 2043 m; Akka 2016 m

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Important Mountains
Terrainmostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west
Natural Hazardsice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic
Natural Resourceiron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 5.8%
permanent crops: 0.02%
other: 94.18% (2011)
Climatetemperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north
Irrigated Land1,597 sq km (2007)
Renewable Water Resources174 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesacid rain damage to soils and lakes; pollution of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Stockholm; Goteborg; Malmö; Uppsala; Orebro
According to Geonames: Stockholm; Göteborg; Malmö; Uppsala; Västerås

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location along Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas
Important Lakes