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Formally known as the Kingdom of Sweden, the country is located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe, sharing borders with Norway, Finland and Denmark. Its capital and largest city is Stockholm.
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with legislative power vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. It is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities.
Education and health care are highly valued in Sweden, with the country maintaining a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. The country consistently ranks high in the Human Development Index (HDI) and has the world's 14th highest GDP per capita.