Sweden is one of the 4 Scandinavian countries with Norway, Finland and Denmark. It is one of the largest country of Europe (440 945 km²), but also one of the least populated with 8 867 000 hab(18 inhabitants/km²). On the whole, like Finland and Norway, Sweden is very stretched in length with a length of 1600 km for a width of 500 km. It is a country covered by forests and lakes. Agriculture is practised a little in the south of the country and on the edges of the Baltic sea. Plates crossed by many rivers rise slowly towards the west to the norvegian border. The Swedish top mountain is Kebnekaise which altitude is 2117m. It is close to Kiruna. Sweden belongs to the European Union but kept its national currency : the Swedish crown (SEK).