Population: 10,452,326 people, 0.13% of the world’s population
Longest north-south distance: 1,572 km
Longest east-west distance: 499 km
Total area: 528,447 sq km, the fifth largest country in Europe and roughly the same size as California.
Education: Ten years of compulsory schooling, but most students continue to the three-year upper secondary school. Around one-third then proceed to higher education at universities and colleges throughout Sweden.