Sweden in facts and figures
Official language: Swedish
Population: 10 million
Area: 407,000 km2
Life expectancy: Men 81 years, women 85 years
Foreign-born inhabitants: 20 per cent
Religion: The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran. There are also many other religions and denominations.
Government: Constitutional monarchy, with parliamentary democracy
National day: 6 June
Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
Traffic: Drive on the right-hand side
Education: Ten years compulsory schooling. Over 40 per cent go on to higher education.
Working hours: A standard working week is 40 hours. Minimum paid vacation is five weeks per year.
Calling code: +46
Further information: www.sweden.se
SLU has facilities and activities in many parts of Sweden and can therefore rightly call itself Sweden’s longest university. Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala are the main locations for our international degree programmes but we conduct education, research, experimentation and environmental monotoring and assessments in several other places in Sweden.