Official language is Swedish. Sweden uses the metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Sweden uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
Sweden's many lakes and the gulfs of Bothnia give Sweden generally a relatively mild climate. July temperatures in Sweden average 13 to 17°C. February is usually Sweden's coldest month, with temperatures from- 22 to -3°C. In northern Sweden, winter temperatures often drop to -30°C, sometimes even lower.
Norrland the sparsely populated, northern part of the country (It spans more than half of the country's total area), with nine provinces. Lots of wilderness, with forests, lakes, big rivers, enormous marshes and high mountains along the border to Norway. Great for hiking and winter sports. Largest cities are Gävle, Sundsvall, Umeå and Luleå.
Götaland the ten southern provinces, including the island-provinces Öland and Gotland. The largest cities in Götaland are Gothenburg in Västergötland and Malmö in Skåne. Also containing Dalsland, Halland, Småland and Blekinge.