Sweden is one of the most developed countries in the world and a model of social welfare and justice in North Europe.
Sweden is the largest country located in the east of Scandinavia, North Europe. With 64% of the land covered by forests, Sweden is a modern, free and democratic country with a long coastline and low population density.
The Kingdom of Sweden became an independent country in 1523 operating with a continuous line of kings up to the present day. Sweden has transferred peacefully from a monarchy to a socialist democratic society. The modern history of Sweden is relatively peaceful with its last participation in war in 1814 with Norway. Today, Sweden is a vibrant society of about 10 million people, with the second highest GDP per capita rates in the world. In 2013 it ranked second globally on the democracy index and has the eighth highest per capita income in the world.