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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 been at peace and has 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 2011, it ranked fourth in the world in
, 7th in the 2013
Human Development Index
(third on the
) and third on the 2012
Legatum Prosperity Index
In 2010, the
World Economic Forum
ranked Sweden as the second most competitive country in the world, after Switzerland. 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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