Oguz Kaan Kısa · Jan. 25, 2021
Fascinating and Cool Quick Facts
Sweden is a country with a climate and nature that will make you say "you can always live here" in the non-rainy summer months, and "one cannot stop here for a day" in winter. Let's learn some information about this country.
1.Every week a random Swede runs Sweden's official twitter account @sweden. What would it be like if we tried it too?
2.Ikea gives the names of Swedish cities to table, armchair and bookcase models, Norwegian cities for beds, wardrobes and coat racks, Finland cities for table and chair models, and Danish cities for carpets and other trinkets. The Danes are getting annoyed by that very much.
3.Sweden is one of the countries where alcohol is the most expensive in the world. There are always voyages that sail to international waters on weekends to sell alcohol without tax and then return to Sweden with all passengers drunk.
4.Sweden pays students about $ 180 a month to keep high school students going to school.
5.89% of Swedes speak English. Ok, the ratio is high, but considering that English takes its grammatical structure and many words from the Swedish language, it is normal.
6.Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, was founded on 14 islands. The geographical center of the city is on the sea.
7.If you get sick during your annual paid vacation in Sweden, you can go on "sick leave", it does not count from your vacation days.
8.Swedes pay an average of 52% of their income as taxes. It is possible to learn about the tax that everyone pays on the internet.
9.They have a church that deems internet file sharing sacred: Kopimism (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-16424659). You do CTRL-C and CTRL-P to pray.
10.Since there is only 4-5 hours of daylight during the winter months, about one-fifth of the population is depressed because it is overcast all the time. Within the scope of state social insurance, daylight lamps distributed to those who are depressed. You lit the lamp and lay under it and you got a virtual sun!
11.It is a common occurrence to come across Swedes who uncover their clothes in parks, gardens and balconies when they find the slightest sun in summer.
12. Maternity leave in Sweden is 480 days. Fathers can use 60 days of it.
13.The Chinese own the world-renowned Sweden's Volvo car company.
14.There are about 100,000 lakes in Sweden. 9% of the country's land is lake.
15.Sweden ranks second in the world after the USA in the number of McDonalds restaurants per person.