Sweden (i/ˈswiːdən/SWEE-dən; Swedish:Sverige[ˈsvæːrjə]listen), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860sqmi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of over 9.8 million. Sweden consequently has a low population density of 21 inhabitants per square kilometre (54/sqmi), with the highest concentration in the southern half of the country. Approximately 85% of the population lives in urban areas. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia.
Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages. In the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, beginning with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809. The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union.
The name of Sweden (Swedish Sverige[ˈsvær.jə]listen) is ultimately derived from the ethnonym of the Swedes.
The English name was loaned from Dutch in the 17th century to refer to Sweden as an emerging great power. Before Sweden's imperial expansion, Early Modern English used Swedeland.
The Old English name of Sweden was Sweoland or Sweorice, land or realm of the Sweonas, The Germanic tribes of the Sviar (Old NorseSvíþjóð). The name of the Sviar itself is derived from a Proto-Norse*Swihoniz, presumably a self-designation containing the Germanic reflexive *swe- "one's own, self".
The modern English name Sweden is exceptional in being loaned from Dutch. Before the gradual introduction of Sweden in the 17th century, English used Swedeland.
It is based on Middle DutchZweden, the Dutch name of Sweden, and in origin the dative plural of Zwede "Swede".
It has been in use in English from about 1600, first recorded in Scottish Swethin, Swadne.
Country names based on a dative plural in -n became productive in German and Dutch in the 15th century; compare German Italien "Italy", Spanien "Spain", Rumänien "Romania", Ungarn "Hungary".
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. In a $6.2 billion agreement, Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson is purchasing U.S. cloud communications company Vonage, in a bid to expand its wireless services for business customers ... ....
(Reuters) -European shares rose on Monday as Telecom Italia led a rally in the sector following a $12-billion bid from U.S ... Telecom stocks rose ...Sweden’s Ericsson slid 4.1% after the mobile telecoms equipment maker agreed to buy cloud communications firm Vonage for $6.2 billion.
European shares ended flat on Monday as Germany’s warning of tighter lockdown restrictions overshadowed gains from telecoms sector dealmaking ...Sweden’s Ericsson slid 5.6 per cent after the mobile telecoms equipment maker agreed to buy cloud communications firm Vonage for $6.2 billion.
... and development as well as marketing products other than network equipment for telecom operators ... Meanwhile, major Canadian telecom companies managed the uncertainty by working with Sweden's Ericsson, Finland'sNokia and South Korea's Samsung to help build their 5G networks.
... as well as marketing products other than network equipment for telecom operators ... Meanwhile, major Canadian telecom companies managed the uncertainty by working with Sweden's Ericsson, Finland's Nokia and South Korea's Samsung to help build their 5G networks.
... and development as well as marketing products other than network equipment for telecom operators ... Meanwhile, major Canadian telecom companies managed the uncertainty by working with Sweden’s Ericsson, Finland’sNokia and South Korea’s Samsung to help build their 5G networks.
Volkswagen and Stellantis take financial hit amid chip shortage. Read more. The IPO is one of Europe’s largest this year and Sweden’s biggest since the telecom operator Telia Co AB listed in 2000... Volvo, which was founded in Sweden in 1927, sold 770,000 cars in more than 100 countries in the year to June ... Reuse this content. .
Volvo Car AB gained in its trading debut in Stockholm after raising 20 billion kronor (€1.97 billion) in an initial public offering, as investors bought into the company’s successful turnaround and promise of an electric future ...It’s also Sweden’s biggest sale since telecom operator Telia Co AB went public in 2000 ... and eventually went under ... .
Dublin...London ... Some positive earnings and defensive buying kept Europe’s main stock index in the black, helping offset losses in Sweden’s Ericsson and French consumer goods giant Danone after downbeat results ... Telecom stocks followed, down 0.8 per cent as Sweden’s Ericsson and Tele2 fell 3.7 per cent and 4.3 per cent, respectively, after earnings ... .
Story continues below ... We apologize, but this video has failed to load ... Trudeau ... In June of last year, Bell Canada and rival Telus Corp – two of the biggest wireless providers – teamed with Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’sNokia Oyj to build fifth-generation (5G) telecoms networks, ditching Huawei for the project despite using Huawei 4G gear ... .