Sweden joined the European Union in 1995 and has the largest population of the Nordic countries. It is separated in the west from Norway by a range of mountains. It shares the Gulf of Bothnia at the north end of the Baltic Sea with Finland.
The southern part of the country is chiefly agricultural, with forests covering an increasing percentage of the land the further north one goes. Population density is also higher in southern Sweden, with centres being in the valley of Lake Mälaren and the Öresund region. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon