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Kroppkakor

Kroppkakor | Sweden | Scoop.it
Kroppkakor is Swedish for filled potato dumplings. Potatoes have been staple food in Sweden during the past few centuries. Despite a variety of local names, potato dumplings are eaten throughout the country.
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Raggmunk

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Raggmunk is the name for a Swedish potato pancake. The pancakes are fried in butter and served with fried pork and – would you believe it – lingonberries.
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10 world-shaping Swedish companies

10 world-shaping Swedish companies | Sweden | Scoop.it
Sweden is the birthplace of many successful innovative companies. According to British Wired Magazine, Sweden has the most digitally connected economy in the world, and its forward-thinking culture fosters innovation.
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Celebrating the Swedish way

Celebrating the Swedish way | Sweden | Scoop.it
Curious about the mythical Midsummer, when Swedes dance around a suspiciously phallic pole and the sun never sets? Or how about Lucia, when white-clad girls and boys sing songs to spread light in the December darkness?
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From preschool to university in Sweden

From preschool to university in Sweden | Sweden | Scoop.it
From preschool onwards, Swedes are encouraged to think independently. The teaching model applied at Swedish universities is based on the motto ‘freedom with responsibility’.
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History of Sweden

History of Sweden | Sweden | Scoop.it
Fourteen thousand years ago, present-day Sweden was covered by a thick ice cap. As the ice retreated, humans came to Sweden. The first known dwelling place, found in southern Sweden, dates from around 12,000 BC.
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Meatballs

Meatballs | Sweden | Scoop.it
Google ‘Swedish meatballs’ and you'll get a wide variety of images. Meatballs with sauce, without sauce, with potatoes, with spaghetti… And – perhaps surprisingly to the outsider – quite often with lingonberry jam.
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Cinnamon buns

Cinnamon buns | Sweden | Scoop.it
Swedes have a sweet tooth. Apparently, the average Swede eats cakes and pastry equivalent to 316 cinnamon buns per year – and that’s not counting the home-baked ones.
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10 things to know about Swedish food

10 things to know about Swedish food | Sweden | Scoop.it
Swedish food is much more than just iconic meatballs and chewy fish-shaped sweets. If you want to know a herring from a crayfish and a kanelbulle from a prinsesstårta, here are ten vital facts about Swedish food traditions.
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Sweden outdoors – weather and nature

Sweden outdoors – weather and nature | Sweden | Scoop.it
In a country with long coastlines, deep forests and a seasonal climate, it’s no accident that Swedes adore their nature – and love to talk about the weather. Every time of year is a new reason to spend time outdoors, year-round, whatever the weather.
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The Swedish monarchy

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The Swedish monarchy, regarded as the world’s most modern, has become even more popular in recent years. One of the reasons may be that Crown Princess Victoria has become a very popular ambassador for the country.
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