Updated at 2022-03-10
This crystal cup bears the signature of Swedish glassworks Orrefors. Orrefors was founded in 1898. Over the years, it spectacularly transformed itself from a deteriorating iron works into northern Europe’s largest crystal art manufacturer. Orrefors has made wedding gifts for Swedish princes and its products have also been given as wedding gifts by the Swedish government to princesses from other countries. Orrefors’ crystal tableware, with its delicate lines and transparency, has transmitted the elegance of the Scandinavian people to the entire world. The traditional products have a youthful beauty, and Orrefors products can be regarded as the embodiment of Swedish crystal products.
Flag: the Swedish flag has a blue field with a yellow cross. It dates to the 16th century. The famous blue and yellow logo of IKEA takes its colors from the Swedish flag.
National day: June 6
Area: 449,964 square kilometers
Population: Sweden is vast but sparsely populated. The population is 10.16 million (2021), and 90 percent are concentrated in central and southern cities.
Religion: primarily Lutheranism (over 80 percent of the population)
Currency: Swedish krona
Government: Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. The monarch is the nominal head of state and the current monarch is King Carl XVI Gustaf. The current constitution took effect on Jan. 1, 1975.