The Kingdom of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe, bordered by Norway on the west, Finland on the northeast, the Kattegat Strait on the southwest, and the Baltic Sea on the east. Contrary to the wintry Nordic images it conjures up, Sweden enjoys a temperate climate, especially in the south, where fertile agricultural lands abound and the majority of the population lives. In the north, lush forests cover a large portion of the terrain, while rugged mountains separate Sweden and Norway. Sweden is Europe's largest producer of metallic minerals, which, along with hydroelectric power and timber, serve as the foundation of the country's economy. Sweden explores the many fascinating aspects that make this Scandinavian country unique.
Full-color photographs and maps. Facts at a glance. History at a glance. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.
About the Author(s)
Edward Patrick Hogan is professor emeritus of geography at South Dakota State University and the state geographer of South Dakota. He is also associate vice president emeritus for Academic Affairs and chief information technology officer emeritus for South Dakota State University. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the National Council for Geographic Education and in 1992 was included in Leaders in American Geography as one of 79 people who have most influenced geographic education in the United States.
Joan Marie Hogan is the producer and cohost of Homespun Medicine, a weekly local call-in radio talk show. She also produces and cohosts Homespun Medical Tips, a three-minute radio program that airs weekly on radio stations throughout the state of South Dakota. She has served as an instructor in communication studies and theater at South Dakota State University and has been a board member of the Brookings Chamber of Commerce.