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Sweden: Country on the Scandinavian peninsula
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund Strait. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. The capital city is Stockholm. Sweden has a total population of 10.3 million of which 2.6 million have a foreign background. Persons who have foreign backgrounds are defined as persons who are foreign born, or born in Sweden with foreign born parents. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi) and the highest urban concentration is in the central and southern half of the country.

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Evans takes world championship lead with win in Sweden

Welshman Elfyn Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning WRC champion Ott Tanak as Kalle Rovanpera comes third.

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Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning champ Tanak [Video]

Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning champ Tanak

Welshman Elfyn Evans clinches Sweden rally win ahead of reigning WRC champion Ott Tanak as Kalle Rovanpera comes third.

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Elfyn Evans doubles his lead over Ott Tanak in the second leg of Rally Sweden [Video]

Elfyn Evans doubles his lead over Ott Tanak in the second leg of Rally Sweden

Toyota's Elfyn Evans doubles his lead over world champion Ott Tanak in the second leg of the Rally Sweden

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Great Britain's Elfyn Evans extends his lead after the early stages of day two at Rally Sweden [Video]

Great Britain's Elfyn Evans extends his lead after the early stages of day two at Rally Sweden

Evans extens his lead at Rally Sweden

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Swedish Rally goes ahead without snow as Teemu Suninen comes off in spectacular fashion.

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Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record [Video]

Swede Mondo Duplantis sets new pole vault world record

Swede Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis sets new pole vault world record of 6.17m at Copernicus Cup In poland

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To counter Huawei, Barr says U.S. should back Ericsson, Nokia

Calling China the biggest threat to America, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Thursday the United States should actively consider putting its "financial muscle" behind Finland's Nokia and..

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Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize [Video]

Teenage Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The 17-year-old was nominated by two members of Sweden’s Left Party, Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling.

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Robert Sorlie wins Femund Sled Dog Race in his native Norway [Video]

Robert Sorlie wins Femund Sled Dog Race in his native Norway

Musher takes top spot in stunning winter scenery

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