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Quick Facts - Sweden


Capital: Stockholm
Political system: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 5 May 1949
Population: 9 482 855 (2012)     
Population density: 22.9 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Swedish
Non-nationals of total population: 6.6 % (2011)

Funding (2011)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 2.60 %     
Government expenditure on culture: 2 632 505 702 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 278.00 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 44.53 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 2.34 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 23.21 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 10.68 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 147 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 145 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 2 031 USD (198 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.7 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 89.0 % (2012)

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 16/6/1958  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/6/2000  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 18/12/2006

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334