Inhabitants - 9,088,728 (July 2011)
Language - Swedish (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities
Currency - Swedish krona (SEK), floating, exchange rate ~ 0.12 EUR
Religion - Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%
Politics - Politics in Sweden takes place under the framework of a parliamentary, representative and democratic constitutional monarchy. Executive power is exercised by the government, led by the Prime Minister of Sweden. Legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament, elected within a multi-party system. The judiciary is independent, with judges appointed by the government and serving until retirement.