Above: A sunset view of the Södermalm district in Stockholm

Perhaps the most remarkable statistic aboutSwedenis that the distance from the southern city of Malmö to the country’s northern border with Finland is slightly farther (1,250 miles) than that from Malmö to Rome (1,210 miles). Sweden is an unexpectedly big place — and yet has a population of just over 10 million people.

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Above: A sunset view of the Södermalm district in Stockholm

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