Table of contents
1 Location
2 Geographic coordinates
3 Area
4 Land boundaries
5 Maritime claims
6 Elevation extremes
7 Natural resources
8 Land use
9 Natural hazards
10 Environment
11 See also
12 References


Northern Europe, Scandinavian Peninsula, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Finland and Norway. Strategic location along Íresund and the Danish Straits linking Baltic and North Seas.

  • Climate: temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north
  • Terrain: mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west

Geographic coordinates

  • 62°00' North
  • 15°00' East


Land boundaries

Maritime claims

Elevation extremes

Natural resources

Land use

  • arable land: 7%
  • permanent crops: 0%
  • permanent pastures: 1%
  • forests and woodland: 68%
  • other: 24% (1993 est.)
  • Irrigated land: 1,150 km▓ (1993 est.)

Natural hazards

ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the
Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic


See also