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Sweden, officially called the Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian country lying in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland. Its capital city is Stockholm.[1]


In the summer of 1995 one of Cho Chang's friends was in Sweden.

Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood believe that Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are native to Sweden and went on an expedition to find them there in the summer of 1996, using the money the Daily Prophet paid them in order to re-print Harry Potter's account of Lord Voldemort's return.[2]

Asgard Pettersson was born and raised in the Swedish town Skövde.

Sweden hosts the annual broom race which dates from the tenth century. The competitors fly from Kopparberg to Arjeplog. The winner receives a trophy shaped like a Swedish Short-Snout.[3]

It is possible that the wizarding school Durmstrang is located in Sweden, although it could also be in Norway.

Behind the scenes

  • It is possible that the annual broom race is a nod to the Swedish national tradition called "Vasaloppet" (lit. Vasa race), in which the first of the royal line of Vasa skied from Sälen to Mora in hopes of finding an army to usurp the Swedish throne from the Danes who occupied Sweden.


External links

Notes and references

  1. Sweden at Wikipedia
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins)
  3. Quidditch Through the Ages - Chapter 2 (Ancient Broom Games)
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