Eurostat celebrates Sweden


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Did you know that Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union by area, yet it has the second lowest population density in the EU (24.4 people per square km)? With 67% of its land area covered by woodland, Sweden is also one of greenest countries in the EU. Sweden has the highest share of renewable energy (53.8%) in the EU. Young people in Sweden leave the parental home earlier than anywhere else in the EU (21.0 years). Only 0.8% of Swedes suffer from severe material deprivation, the lowest share in the EU.

To mark Sweden's National Day (6 June), please find below a selection of facts and figures that we hope you will find interesting.

Infographics: Sweden national day

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