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Flag of Sweden

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Flag of Sweden

Use: Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion: 5:8
Adopted: 22 June 1906
Design: A blue field charged with a yellow Nordic cross that extends to the edges; the vertical part of the cross is shifted to the hoist side. Dimensions: 5:2:9 horizontally and 4:2:4 vertically.

The flag of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges flagga) consists of a yellow or gold Nordic Cross (i.e. an asymmetrical horizontal cross, with the crossbar closer to the hoist than the fly, with the cross extending to the edge of the flag) on a field of blue. The Nordic Cross design traditionally represents Christianity. The design and colors of the Swedish flag are believed to have been inspired by the present coat of arms of Sweden of 1442, which is blue divided quarterly by a cross pattée of gold, and modeled on the Danish flag. Blue and yellow have been used as Swedish colours at least since King Magnus III's royal coat of arms of 1275.

Kingdom of Sweden

Konungariket Sverige (Swedish)
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Greater coat of arms
Motto: (royal) "För Sverige – i tiden"
"For Sweden – With the Times"[1]
Anthem: Du gamla, Du fria
Thou ancient, thou free

Royal anthem: Kungssången
Song of the King
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Location of Sweden (dark green)

– in Europe (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union (green) – [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Stockholm
59°21′N 18°4′E / 59.350°N 18.067°E / 59.350; 18.067
Official languages Swedish
Official minority languages:
Finnish
Meänkieli
Sami
Romani
Yiddish
Ethnic groups
No official statistics
Demonym(s)
  • Swedish
  • Swede
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Carl XVI Gustaf
• Riksdag Speaker
Andreas Norlén
• Prime Minister
Stefan Löfven
Legislature Riksdag
History
• A unified Swedish kingdom established
By the early 12th century
• Part of Kalmar Union
1397–1523
• Part of Swedish-Norwegian Union
4 November 1814 – August 1905
• Joined the European Union
1 January 1995
Area
• Total
450,295 km2 (173,860 sq mi) (55th)
• Water (%)
8.7
Population
• November 2018 census
Increase 10,223,505 (90th)
• Density
23/km2 (59.6/sq mi) (198th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$567 billion (36th)
• Per capita
$54,474 (17th)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$563 billion (23rd)
• Per capita
$54,135 (11th)
Gini (2017) Negative increase 28.0
low
HDI (2017) Increase 0.933
very high · 7th
Currency Swedish krona (SEK)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (CEST)
Date format YYYY-MM-DD
Driving side right
Calling code +46
ISO 3166 code SE
Internet TLD .se

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