We have four seasons in sweden WINTER AUTUMN SPRING SUMMER Norrland Sweden is a long and narrow country with very varied nature. We start our journey in the north. This is the largest part of Sweden, but not many people live there, only about 1 200 000. The red line on the map corresponds to the Arctic Circle. North of the line the sun never goes up during the winter and never down during the summer. Norrland Norrland consists mainly of coniferous forest. Here you can find Sweden’s highest mountain, called Kebnekaise 2099 m. We have quite a lot of different animals, for example elk, bear, lynx och raindeer. Here you can also find the Sami, a minority group of people. They provide for themeselves by working with raindeer. They follow the raindeer in their search for food. The Northern Lights are a beautiful phenonomen, which you only can find in the north of Sweden. The whole of Sweden has a fantastic nature with many wild animals. We have something called ”allemansrätt” here in Sweden. That means that you can be out in nature and you are allowed to do almost everything you like. Except from our beautiful nature we also have big cities. Kiruna is situated in Lappland and there you can find the spaceport Esrange. Close to Kiruna you can also find Jukkasjärvi, with its famous ice hotel, Abisko Nationalpark and Kalix with its world famous spawn from vendace. SVEALAND In Svealand is the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. Svealand is in the middle of Sweden. The type of nature varies greatly between the coast and the inland. ”Mälaren” and ”Vättern” are Sweden’s largest lakes and you can find them here. In Svealand about 3.800.000 inhabitants live. Svealand Dalarna is a province in Svealand and is known for ”Vasaloppet”, the Dalahorses, Falu Copper mine and the special red paint called ”Falu Rödfärg”. ”Vasaloppet” is a cross-coutry skiing race and is 90 km long. The first person who is said to have completed the race was the Swedish King Gustav Vasa, in the 16th century. Värmland is another province in Svealand. Here the Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf was born. She won the Nobel Prize in litterature in 1909. DALAHÄSTEN You usually decorate the halter and harness with patterns in different colours, mostly white and blue. This first started in the 17th century. Stockholm The capital of Sweden is Stockholm, in Svealand. Here lives the Royal family. The King has no official power in Sweden. It is the popularly elected government which has the official power and Fredrik Reinfeldt is our Prime Minister. Sweden is a democracy. The Princess In Stockholm you also find ”Gröna Lund”, which is an amusement park. A very special round building is The Globe, which is used for concerts and sports events. GÖTALAND Götaland is the most southern part of Sweden. The landscape consists of coast, coniferous forest, deciduous forest and fields. About 4.500.000 inhabitants live in Götaland. Nearly 1.000.000 live in Gothenburg, which is the largest city in Götaland. Here are tourist attractions like ”Liseberg” and ”Universeum”. In the ocean, off the west coast, are crabs, shrimps, cray fish, lobster and mackerel. Götaland Sweden is devided into 25 provinces. One of these is Blekinge, where we live. Ikea’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, comes from this part of the country. IKEA is a furniture company. POLKAGRISAR In a small town called Gränna the typically Swedish candy ”polkagrisar” are made. The town is by the lake ”Vättern.” The famous engineer and ballonist S.A. Andrée is from Gränna. He tried to reach The North Pole with a hydrogen ballon, but failed and died in 1897. ”Polkagrisar” is hard candy, made of water, suger, glucose and vinegar. The classical ”polkagris” is red and white. Well-KNOWN SWEDISH PEOPLE Astrid Lindgren is a popular author. She has written the books about Pippi Longstocking. Everybody knows about the football player Zlatan Ibramhimovic. ABBA has become world famous through their music. Alfred Nobel invented the dynamite. More famous Swedish people and companies Some of the famous Swedish companies are: IKEA, H&M och Volvo. IKEA is one of the largest companies in the world and was founded by Ingvar Kamprad, Småland. H&M – Hennes & Mauritz – a clothing company, Volvo is a car company and they were first with installing seat belts in their cars. Björn Borg is a world known tennis player with his own lable in shoes and clothes. Börje Salming (hockeyplayer), Jan-Ove Waldner (table tennis player) and Carolina Klüft (heptathlon) are also famous people from Sweden. Karlskrona Karlskrona was founded by King Karl XI, who is now a statue in the middle of the big square in Karlskrona. Karlskrona is on UNESCO’s world inheritage list. It is built on islands and is surrounded by water. We have a Naval Museum and many old monumatal buildings. The old beggar ”Rosenbom” stands in front of the old, red, wooden church, called ”Amiralitetskyrkan”. Jändelskolan 7-9 We attend a secondary school, with 225 students. The school is in a suburb to Karlskrona, called Jämjö. . If you are interested in music or sports you can choose one of these as your own profile. There are about 30 skilled teachers at our school. We have free education, school lunches, and we don’t wear school uniforms.