Sweden is situated in northern Europe, bordering Finland and Norway. It is a monarchy with a parliamentary form of government. The size of the population is about 9.4 million inhabitants and more than 80% of the population live in urban areas.
The Swedish health care system is a socially responsible system with an explicit public commitment to ensure the health of all citizens. Quality health care for all is a cornerstone of the Swedish welfare state.
The 1982 Health and Medical Services Act not only incorporated equal access to services on the basis of need, but also emphasizes a vision of equal health for all..
Geographical size: 438.575,8 km2
Population: 9.644.864 (2014)
Population as % of total EU population: 1,9 % (2014)
GDP: € 420.849 billion (2013)
Official EU language(s): Swedish
Political system: Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
EU member country since: 1 January 1995
Seats in the European Parliament: 20
Currency: Swedish krona SEK
Schengen area member? Yes, Schengen Area member since 25 March 2001
Presidency of the Council: Sweden has held the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU twice: in 2001 and 2009