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ˈsværjɛ), officially the
Kingdom of Sweden
), is a
n country in
. Sweden borders
, and is connected to
At 450295 km
, Sweden is the third-largest country in the
by area, with a total population of about 9.5 million. Sweden has a low
of 21 PD/km
with the population mostly concentrated to the southern half of the country. About 85% of the population live in urban areas. Sweden's
, which is also the largest city. Since the early 19th century Sweden has generally been at peace and has largely avoided war.
Today, Sweden is a
form of government and a highly developed economy. Sweden has the
world's eighth-highest per capita income
. In 2013, it ranked second in the world on the
, seventh (tied with Ireland) on the 2013
Human Development Index
(third on the
), second on the 2013
OECD Better Life Index
and fourth on the 2013
Legatum Prosperity Index
In 2012, the
World Economic Forum
ranked Sweden as the fourth-most competitive country in the world. According to the
, it has the third-lowest
rate in the world. In 2010, Sweden also had one of the lowest
s of all developed countries (0.25), making Sweden one of the world's most equal countries in terms of income. Sweden's wealth, however, is distributed much less equally than its income, with a wealth Gini coefficient of 0.85, which is higher than the European average of 0.8.
declared that the
"are probably the best-governed in the world," with Sweden in first place.
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