Sweden is bordered by the countries of Finland and Norway. The bodies of water that border Sweden include the Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia, the Kattegat and the Skaggerak. Sweden comprises a total area of 173,745 square miles, making it a little larger than the state of California.
Sweden has a population of 9.7 million people as of 2014. Sweden's capital is Stockholm, and the country's official language is Swedish. The southern region enjoys a mostly temperate climate, while the northern region experiences a subarctic climate. Sweden's terrain is primarily flat, although the western region is mountainous. Sweden's maximum elevation is 6,926 feet above sea level at Mount Kebnekaise.