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112 in Sweden

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112 is the single emergency number in Sweden

112 calls are answered on average within 15 seconds. In addition to the national language(s), they are answered in English and, in Lulea, in Finnish. The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller whithin 1 second in 90% of cases.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 57% of Swedes know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Sweden.

However, a very small proportion of calls are still made to the national emergency number 90000.

Disabled people can send SMS to contact 112, but it is necessary to pre-register and it only works for Swedish phone numbers.

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Last updated on 07/03/2016 - 17:33