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General Information for Sweden
Geo-political:
Capital City: Stockholm. 59° 20.0′ N, 018° 03.0′ E
Nationality: (noun) Swede(s), (adjective) Swedish.
Population: 10,202,491 (July 2020).
Communications:
International Direct Dial Code: 46.
Number of Internal Airports: 231 (2013).
Major Languages Spoken: Swedish (official).
Economy:
Currency: 1 Swedish Krona (SEK) of 100 Oere.
Exchange Rates:  (as of October 2020)
USD 1.00 = SEK 8.88
SEK 1.00 = USD 0.11
Exchange rates under licence from XE.com
Main Industries: Iron, steel, precision equipment, bearings, radio, telephone parts, armaments, wood pulp, paper products, processed foods and motor vehicles.
Agricultural Products: Barley, wheat, sugar beets, meat and milk.
Imports: Machinery, petroleum, petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron, steel, foodstuffs and clothing.
Exports: Machinery (26%), motor vehicles, paper products, pulp, wood, iron, steel products and chemicals.
Commodities: Crude: Exports 14,570 bbl/d. Imports 400,200 bbl/d. Products: Production 413,200 bbl/d. Exports 371,100 bbl/d. Imports 229,600 bbl/d. LNG: Imports 764,500,000 cu.m..
Environment:
Territorial Sea: 12 n.m.
Continental Shelf: Continental Shelf: 200 m. Exclusive Economic Zone: agreed boundaries or midlines.
Coastline Extent: 3,218 km.
Climate: Temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north.
Natural Resources: Iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver, tungsten, uranium, arsenic, feldspar, timber and hydropower.
Natural Hazards: Ice floes in the surrounding waters, especially in the Gulf of Bothnia, can interfere with maritime traffic.
Terrain: Mostly flat or gently rolling lowlands; mountains in west.
Average Temperatures: 
Month High Low
January -1° C -5° C
June 19° C 11° C
September 15° C 9° C
CHARTS:  All charts and nautical publications published by the Swedish Maritime Administration are available through appointed agents. Contact details, plus copies of Notice to Mariners, are available on the SMA's website.
DOCUMENTS:  Submission of documentation and pre-arrival notifications is to be done through the Swedish Maritime Single Window System ``Reportal''. Access is available to registered users at www.mswreportal.se
APPROACHES:  Unexploded Ordnance:  The Baltic Sea probably contains the world’s largest concentration of sea mines, ammunition and chemical weapons left over from the two world wars. This unexploded ordnance remains dangerous if encountered. The Swedish Maritime Administration in cooperation with the Swedish Military and the Swedish Transport Authority publishes a list of “risk areas” where the risk of encounter is increased.
``Risk areas'' are published on the Swedish Maritime Administration website and also in British Admiralty “Notices to Mariners”. Warnings are issued to Mariners to avoid anchoring, trawling or conducting any other seabed activities within these areas. Swedish Maritime Administration. Tel: +46 (771) 630000. Fax: +46 (11) 101949. sjofartsverket@sjofartsverket.se www.sjofartsverket.se/
PILOTAGE:  Compulsory in Swedish waters. Pilotage must be ordered five hours before the pilotage starts. The Pilot Order Centres receive the pilot order and designate pilots to every assignment. Full details of Pilot Order Centres, including contact numbers, boarding, traffic information, standards & procedures and anchorages is available at www.sjofartsverket.se
DEEP SEA PILOTAGE:  See Baltic Deep Sea Pilotage
VTS/RADAR:  Vessel Reporting:  All vessels exceeding 300 g.t. must report a call to a port or anchoring area, hazardous goods cargoes, and vessel-generated waste at least 24 hours prior to arrival. For this purpose, the EU has established a central information system, SafeSeaNet (SSN), to which each member country is to transfer information from national systems. In Sweden, the Swedish Maritime Administration is responsible for compiling this information and has developed an information-processing system for this type of reporting – SafeSeaNet Sweden (SSNS).
This reporting shall be performed via the Maritime Single Window. www.mswreportal.se
REGULATIONS:  EU MRV:  The EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) regulation entered into force on 1 July 2015, and it requires ship owners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO 2 emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 g.t. calling at any EU and EFTA (Norway and Iceland) port. Data collection takes place on a per voyage basis and started 1 January 2018.
The reported CO 2 emissions, together with additional data, are to be verified by independent certified bodies and sent to a central database managed by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The aggregated ship emission and efficiency data will be published by the EC by 30 June 2019 and then every consecutive year.
Ship owners and operators shall monitor the CO 2 emissions of their vessels per voyage conducted into, between and out of EU (and EFTA) ports. A voyage is defined as any movement of a ship that originates from, or terminates in, a port of call (EU port) and that serves the purpose of transporting passengers or cargo for commercial purposes.
TIME:  GMT plus 1 hour in winter. GMT plus 2 hours in summer.
LOCAL HOLIDAYS:  Principal Swedish Holidays – when no cargo work is obtainable: 1 January (New Year's Day); 6 January (Epiphany); Easter; 1 May (Labour Day); Ascension Day; Whitsun Day; 6 June (National Day); Midsummer Day; 1st Saturday in November (All Saint's Day); 24 December (Christmas Eve); 25 December (Christmas Day); 26 December (Boxing Day) and 31 December (New Year's Eve).
CONSULS:  Full list of foreign representation available at the ``Diplomatic Portal'' section at www.government.se/government-of-sweden/ministry-for-foreign-affairs/