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Krona (SEK) is the currency in Sweden

Facts about Krona

  • Country:
    Sweden
  • Currency:
    Krona
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    SEK
  • Short for the currency:
    kr
  • Currency subunits:
    100 öre

The Swedish krona was introduced as currency in Sweden in 1873 when Denmark and Sweden decided to replace their old currencies with a common currency. The monetary union was later dissoluted but all countries decied to keep the currency name. The currency is issued by Sveriges Riksbank and comes in 3 coins and 5 banknotes.

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Sweden is a monarchy on the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe. Sweden is counted as the most democratic country in the world. The economy is market-oriented with a big tax financed sector.

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