Sweden (SE)

A kingdom occupying the eastern portion of the Scandinavian peninsula, containing 173,620 square miles (450,000 square kilometers), 15 percent of which lies north of the Arctic Circle, and is home to 8.8 million persons (1994). Sweden has enjoyed uninterrupted peace since 1814. The manufacturing industries rank first in importance, followed by farming. Swedish iron mines are among the richest in the world, and her wood products are of great importance. In the fields of social welfare, care of the children and the aged, educational opportunities, medical facilities, and general standard of living, Sweden holds a leading position among the nations. Christianity was introduced into Sweden in the ninth century, but many years passed before it completely displaced the pagan beliefs and practice...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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