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date: 22 November 2019

Sweden, Kingdom of [ Sverige ]locked

  • Michael Tucker,
  • Torbjörn Fulton,
  • Anna Nilsén,
  • Allan Ellenius,
  • Rudolf Zeitler,
  • Hans-Olof Boström,
  • Inga Lena Ångström,
  • Lars Sjöberg,
  • Helena Dahlbäck-Lutteman,
  • Ada Polak,
  • Teje Colling,
  • A. Kenneth Snowman,
  • Barbro Hovstadius,
  • Nils Georg Brekke,
  • Maj-Brit Wadell,
  • Gorel Cavalli-Bjorkman,
  • Katarina Årre,
  • Anneli Ekström
  •  and Torsten Weimarck

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[ Sverige ]

Country in northern Europe. It occupies the central part of Scandinavia, sharing frontiers with Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and it is separated from Denmark by the Øresund Strait to the south-west. The country’s territory also includes the islands of Gotland and Öland in the Baltic Sea. The capital, Stockholm , is situated on the Baltic coast ( see fig.). Most of Sweden’s population of over eight million live in the urban centres. The country is highly industrialized, and its natural resources include iron ore and forestry. This article concentrates primarily on the art produced in Sweden after its establishment as a unified state from c.ad 1000. For a discussion of art produced during the Viking period (late 8th century–early 12th) see Viking art .

Michael Tucker

In prehistoric times the area now occupied by Sweden was roughly divided into three main regions: Gotland, the land of the ...

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