5 Facts about Sweden
Sweden is located in northern Europe, in particular in the Scandinavian region. Norway and Finland are neighbouring countries and although this country is located in Europe, they pay there with the Swedish Krona. These are facts you may have already known about the country, but there are also some things you may not have known. We’ll discuss this below. Here are 5 facts about Sweden.
Facts about Sweden
One of the most progressive countries we have been to is without a doubt Sweden. Everything seems to run smoothly and easily. Public transport is excellent, health care is one of the best in the world and its inhabitants are very helpful and tolerant. Sweden is like a fairy tale world. It has made us realise that there is still a lot of work to be done in Belgium. In Scandinavian countries, they undoubtedly have more of a “we” feeling and are more conscientious. With us, that’s less. In addition, nature gets the attention it deserves. Also in cities there are still many green oases and the majority move there by bike or tram. And you don’t have to wait half an hour for that tram. These just come every five minutes. We would also like to see a more extensive and efficient public transport network in Belgiumin the future.
A progressive country also has many inventions in the name of Sweden. A few of these inventions are the pacemaker, the dialysis machines, the three-point seat belt, dynamite and the refrigerator. Recent apps such as Spotify and Skype also have their origins in Sweden. In terms of technology, Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world.
Swedes think it’s very important that everyone is equal. Men and women have the same rights and no one should feel inferior. Homosexuality is also accepted. Same-sex relationships have been permitted in Sweden since 1944 and same-sex marriages have been permitted since 2009.
Capital Stockholm, often referred to as the “Venice of Sweden”, is the largest city and has no less than 24,000 islets. This archipelago is therefore without a doubt very impressive. One of the favourite activities or weekend activities of the inhabitants of Stockholm is to enjoy their boat boat and have a picnic on one of the islands.
Most traditional dishes in Sweden are meat dishes, which is a wild favorite. Besides meat, fish is also popular. For vegetarians there is less choice. In some restaurants you won’t even find options. Keep that in mind if you’re a vegetarian. Select restaurants in advance where you can eat so you don’t have to walk away after seeing a menu full of meat dishes. It is also striking that they eat hot food for lunch in Sweden. Often a piece of fish with cold vegetables. They do hot food again in the evening. So they often eat a hot dish twice a day.
Facts about Sweden
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