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Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and Skagerrak, between Norway and Finland
Population: 8.8 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Stockholm
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than California
Religions: Evangelical Lutheran 94 percent, Roman Catholic 1.5 percent, Pentecostal 1 percent, other 3.5 percent (1987)
Landscape: Forests cover more than half of Sweden, and only about a tenth of the country is farmland; border with Norway is mountainous; northern part of Sweden lies inside the Arctic Circle in a region called the "Land of the Midnight Sun"; where, for periods in summer, the sun shines 24 hours a day
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1913

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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Sunday, Feb. 15: Sweden's Women Take Bronze in Curling

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