Sweden is a Nordic country in northern Europe, bordering Norway and Finland. It is also connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel over the Oresund. It's the third largest country in the European Union, by area, and has a population just shy of 9.5 million. The country is highly urbanized, with around 85% of citizens living in urban areas. The largest city is also the capital, Stockholm. Sweden has a large coastline which includes maritime borders with many countries in Europe.
The country has been independent for centuries, and was one of the biggest powers in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Sweden has a foreign policy of peace and neutrality, and has not been involved in a war since 1814.
The government is a monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, with one of the most highly developed economies in the world. It is consistently ranked as one of the most democratic and pleasant countries in the world. It is a longtime member of the European Union as well as OECD.