Today, Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state.
The capital city is Stockholm, which is also the most populous city in the country.
Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. Partnervermittlung julie preise At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10.0 million.The Suehans were known to the Roman world as suppliers of black fox skins and, according to Jordanes, had very fine horses, similar to those of the Thyringi of Germania (alia vero gens ibi moratur Suehans, quae velud Thyringi equis utuntur eximiis).The Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson also wrote that the Swedish king Adils (Eadgils) had the finest horses of his day.
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The etymology of Swedes, and thus Sweden, is generally not agreed upon but may derive from Proto-Germanic Swihoniz meaning "one's own", a warm period around 12,000 BC, with Late Palaeolithic reindeer-hunting camps of the Bromme culture at the edge of the ice in what is now the country's southernmost province, Scania.This period was characterised by small bands of hunter-gatherer-fishers using flint technology.Legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag.Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister.Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens.