Presentation on theme: "Sweden by:Baleigh Anderson and Cameron Collins Holidays and events New years day If you visit Sweden between New Years’ Day and Easter, you’ll find that."— Presentation transcript:
Holidays and events New years day If you visit Sweden between New Years’ Day and Easter, you’ll find that virtually every bakery shop and café in the country is selling semla, a traditional bun, filled with almond paste and whipped cream—ultra-popular with the Swedes
Quick facts about sweden Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km) Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km) Capital: Stockholm Population: 9.4 million inhabitants Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber Religion: In practice, Sweden is very secularized. The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran; co-exists with many other beliefs Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years
Popular music in Sweden The popular music in Sweden are mostly pop, folk,punk,heavy metal and hip hop
Swedens timeline of past famous places - The Vikings were prolific seafaring warriors from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The early Danish timeline reflects the history of the Vikings 793 Swedish Vikings first raid in England. The monastery of St. Cuthbert at Lindisfarne is sacked 844 Vikings raid Seville in Spain 845 Vikings, led by Ragnor, travel up the River Seine in France 845 The French King pays a ransom to prevent the sacking of Paris 860 Vikings attack Constantinople 862 Vikings found Novgorod in Russia 874 Vikings settle Iceland 900 Vikings raid the Mediterranean coasts 911 Vikings under Rollo are settled in Normandy 981 Erik the Red discovers Greenland 986 Vikings land in Canada 965 Harald Bluetooth (King Harold I) converts the Danes to Christianity 1000 Greenland and Iceland are converted to Christianity by the Vikings 1001 Leif Eriksson reaches the American coast 1050 Vikings found the city of Oslo in Norway which is established as a major trade center. 1350 The Bubonic Plague (the Black Death) "Svartedauen" sweeps Sweden and Scandinavia killing one third of the inhabitants 1397 Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden and Norway under a single monarch. Denmark is the dominant power 1523 King Gustav I of Sweden re-establishes separation of the Swedish Crown from the union. The Vasa Dynasty lasts from 1523 - 1654 1611 1611-1718 Sweden becomes a great power 1654 1654 - 1720 Wittelsbach Dynasty (Pfalzisks) 1632 Queen Christina rules Sweden from 1632 - 1654 1720 1720 - 1751 Brabant Dynasty (Hessen) 1751 1751 - 1818 Holsten-Gottorp Dynasty 1814 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden 1818 1818 - Present Day: The Bernadotte Swedish Dynasty 1901 Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist and industrialist, initiates the Nobel prize awards 1905 The union with Sweden disintegrates and Norway becomes an independent kingdom 1914 1914-1918: World War I 1939 1939 - 1945 World War 2 1939 Sweden declares its neutrality - Sweden remains neutral but rejects a request from Germany to use its territory as a transit route for German troops 1940 Sweden is forced to allow German troops to march through Sweden to Norway 1945 August 1945: The United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945 Germany surrenders to the Allies.
Currency and money The krona has been the currency of Sweden since 1873. The plural form is kronor and the currency is sometimes informally referred to as the "Swedish crown" in English. The Swedish krona also circulates in Aland alongside the official currency, the Euro. The exchange rate is one krona
The famous nasa museum One might notice that many people would say the Vasa Museum is one the the places you must visit while in the city. In fact, the Vasa Museum of Stockholm is considered to be the most famous and well-visited museum in the entire Scandinavian region. In the early 17th century, on the year 1628 to be more precise, a 1,200 ton Swedish war ship with the name Written by admin · Filed Under Attractions & Entertainment, Featured, Things to Do Attractions & EntertainmentFeaturedThings to Do
Sweden’s current leader name: Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, born 30 April 1946) has been King of Sweden since 15 September 1973, succeeding his grandfather King Gustaf VI Adolf because his father had predeceased him. He is the only son of the late Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.King of Sweden Gustaf VI Adolf Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Unlike many other European monarchs who have extensive styles, King Carl Gustaf's formal and complete style is simply His Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden. The King's heir apparent, upon passage on 1 January 1980 of a new law establishing equal primogeniture (the first such law passed in European history), is Crown Princess Victoria, the eldest child of the King and his wife, Queen Silvia. He is also 203rd in the line of succession to the British and other Commonwealth thrones.stylesequal primogenitureCrown Princess VictoriaQueen Silvia
Popular foods in sweden Sweden is famous for the popular Smörgåsbord, a large buffet filled with fish, meats, cheeses, salads, omelets, stuffed cabbage and sweets. Soups are also popular in Sweden. Because Sweden has many lakes and coasts, fish is an important staple in the Swedish diet. However, because of pollution and over fishing, it has become quite expensive. Fish is served in a variety of ways including pickled, smoked and fresh. Herring is a common fish to Sweden. Other common foods of Sweden include cheese, sausage, potatoes and other root vegetables. Table manners are important to Swedes and they often use they phrase “tack for maten” (Thank you for the food).