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Sweden postal Code

Sweden is formally known as the Kingdom of Sweden located in Northern Europe. It is a Nordic country in Scandinavia. It is bordered by Norway on the north and west, Denmark on the southwest, Finland on the east. Stockholm is the capital and the largest city in Sweden. The other major urban areas in Sweden include Gothenburg, Malmo, etc. The official language of Sweden is Swedish. The other spoken languages are Sami, Finnish, Meankieli, Romani, Yiddish, etc.

Sweden is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like the Kivik Apple Market Festival, Peace And Love Festival, Summerburst Festival, Gothenburg Culture Festival, Stockholm Early Music Festival, Walpurgisnacht Festival, Midsummer Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival, ReOrient Festival, Umea Kulturnatta, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

Sweden’s postal service was introduced in 1636 and new postal service was introduced on 24 June 2009. Sweden's territory is divided into 21 regions. It was subdivided into 290 municipalities. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Sweden got its postal codes. The postal code is segregated in such a way that each of the postal codes.

Land Area

Sweden has been ranked as the 55th largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of around 4,50,295 km2, which comes to around a total of 1,73,860 mi2. Entire Sweden was divided into 21 regions which were subdivided into 290 municipalities. The names of the regions in Sweden are Blekinge, Dalarna, Gotland, Gavleborg, Halland, Jamtland, Jonkoping, Kalmar, Kronoberg, Norrbotten, Skane, Stockholm, Sodermanland, Uppsala, Varmland, Vasterbotten, Vasternorrland, Vastra Gotaland, Orebro and Ostergotland.

Water Area

Sweden has a total water area of 8.34%. The major sources of water include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Sweden has more than 97,500 lakes and some important lake names are Annsjon, Aresjon, Bolmen, Boren Dellen, Glan, Hjalmaren, Hornavan, Malaren, Mien, Roxen, Runn, Siljan, Sommen, Storavan, Storsjon, Tornetrask, Takern, Vanem, Lake Vasman, Vattern, etc. Nearly 61% of the lakes have international tourism importance in Sweden. Many other lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater and very few are salt lakes.


The number of named mountains is 13,918 in Sweden. The highest peak and the most prominent in Sweden is Galdhopiggen which is about 2,469 meters (8,100 feet). The other major mountains in Sweden are Kebnekaise, Sarektjakka, Kallaktjakka, Palkattjakka, Helagsfjaller, Apartjakka, Norra Sytertoppen, Katotjakka, Akka, Akkatjakka, Salmmencohkat, Arjep Saulo, Nord Saulo, Kiellastjakka, Marsfjallet, Lanjektjakka, Kuoperatjakka, Ammarfjallet, Sielmmacohkka, Ryjvejegaaisie, Nuortap Kalpik, Skartoaivi, Piennagaisse, Skarjatjakka, Alepoajvve, Skanatjakka, Jieganaffo, Areskutan, Tsatsa, Tsangatjakka, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Sweden:

  • Budwheels Budfirma Stockholm AB
  • Shiplink
  • DHL Express (Sweden) AB
  • Kungsholmens Budbilar AB
  • On Way Sweden AB
  • DHL Freight (Sweden) AB
  • World Courier
  • Lillebud AB
  • CityMail Sweden AB
  • Bring Mail Nordic ABr
  • Jetpak Stockholm

Sweden PostalCode
Postcode type and position 5 digits to left of the locality name, with a space between 3rd and 4th digits and preceded by “SE-”.

Coding method XXX -- (First three digit) --->indicate the outward sorting.
XX-- (Last two digit) --->indicate the inward sorting.
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Sweden postal service is the PostNord Sverige (formerly Posten AB) which was introduced in 1636.
The new postal code system of Sweden was introduced on 24 June 2009. There are 21 postal regions numbered from north to south. There are 17,308 postal codes in Sweden.
Sweden uses a five-digit postal code system in which the first three digits, and the last two digit have different indications which are shown below;
Examples SVEN NILSSON (addressee)
NYBY 10 (street name + street number)
SE-123 45 LILLBYN ISO-2 code- (postcode + locality)
SWEDEN (country)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • What is the postal code for the capital of Sweden?
    The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm. Its postal code starts from 10316 and ends at 11534.
  • How many postal codes does Sweden have?
    There are more than 17,308 postal codes in Sweden.
  • What is the official name of the postal service in Sweden?
    The official postal name of Sweden is the PostNord Sverige.
  • How many digits are found in the Sweden postal code?
    There are five digits found in the Sweden postal code.
  • Give the alpha two-letter country code of Sweden?
    The two-letter country code of Sweden is SW.