Palme government forms in Sweden
List of grenade attacks in Sweden
Bombings increased significantly in 2015, with Swedish police investigating around 100-150 explosions. There were over 30 explosions reported in the Swedish city of Malmö alone by August 2015, up from a total of 25 in all of 2014. Malmö police have consequently warned about undetonated grenades in the city. According to Swedish police, the use of hand grenades in crime is unprecedented in all comparable European and non-European countries, and the only countries with similar characteristics are those with warlike conditions, such as Mexico with the ongoing drug war. One study suggests Sweden had four to five times as many fatal shootings per capita as Norway and Germany from 2008-2014. Many such attacks are related to organised crime and extortion of restaurants and businesses. Far-right political activists spreading anti-immigrant sentiments have attributed the rise in grenade attacks and crime with the migrant crisis, a claim that has been disputed. Paulina Neuding of The Spectator wrote that Swedish officials have failed to effectively address the problem: "it’s still hard for Swedish authorities to be frank about what’s going on. It’s widely known that gang members are mainly first- and second-generation immigrants...and yet politicians, in government and opposition, seem particularly concerned that violence in immigrant suburbs is a PR problem, a threat to the image of Sweden
Agriculture in Sweden
Agriculture in Sweden differs by region. This is due to different soils and different climate zones, with many parts of the country being more suitable to forestry. It makes more economic sense to dedicate land to forestry than agriculture in the northern and mountainous parts of the country.
List of metropolitan areas in Sweden
Sweden has three metropolitan areas consisting of the areas surrounding the three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. The statistics have been retrieved from Statistics Sweden and the statistics released November 10, 2014. The official land area for each municipality have also been retrieved from Statistics Sweden, the agency that defines these areas.
1669 in Sweden
Events from the year 1669 in Sweden
Speed limits in Sweden
Sweden has speed limits ranging from 30 km/h to 120 km/h (18 to 75 mph), where 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 km/h are used within towns and cities. Outside schools and hospitals the limit is often 30 km/h. 70, 80, 90 and 100 km/h are mainly used outside built-up areas where the speed limit depends on the standard and safety of the road. 90 and 100 km/h are used mainly on roads with separated lanes, however local exceptions may apply, mainly in northern Sweden, where 100 km/h (62 mph) is legal on roads with no separated lanes and where the standard of the road often is poor. The main reason for setting 100 km/h on these roads is because of their high importance to the region. Earlier it was permitted to drive 110 km/h (68 mph) on these roads but due to the poor standards the speed limit was lowered to 100 km/h in 2008.
Norwegian police troops in Sweden during World War II
The Norwegian police troops in Sweden during World War II consisted of around 15,000 men, recruited from Norwegian refugees and trained at a number of secret camps in Sweden.
Divorce law in Sweden
Divorce law in Sweden concerns the dissolution of marriage, child support, alimony, custody and the division of property. Divorce restores the status of married people to individuals, leaving them free to remarry. The divorce laws in Sweden are known to be considerably liberal compared to other jurisdictions.
Public holidays in Sweden
Public holidays in Sweden (Swedish: helgdagar) in Sweden are established by acts of Parliament (the Riksdag ). The official holidays can be divided into Christian and non-Christian holidays. The Christian holidays are jul (Christmas ). trettondedag jul (Epiphany ), påsk (Easter ), Kristi himmelsfärds dag (Ascension Day ), pingstdagen (Pentecost ) and alla helgons dag (All Saints' Day ). The non-Christian holidays are: nyårsdagen (New Year's Day ), första maj (International Workers' Day ), Sveriges nationaldag (National Day ) and midsommar (Midsummer ); Midsummer is, however, officially also a Christian holiday to celebrate John the Baptist's birthday.
Maid in Sweden
Maid in Sweden is a 1971 American-Swedish drama film directed by Dan Wolman. The film stars Christina Lindberg, Monica Ekman, Krister Ekman, Leif Naeslund, Per-Axel Arosenius in the lead roles. The music score is composed by Bob Nash.
LGBT history in Sweden
This article concerns LGBT history in the Nordic country of Sweden.