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Differences

When comparing the Scandinavian countries it's important to understand they are not 100% similar. Here are some of the major differences.
Basic indicators
Denmark 🇩🇰
Norway 🇳🇴
Sweden 🇸🇪
Finland 🇫🇮
1
Population
5,771,672
5,501,167
10,099,265
5,622,534
2
Adult population
4,687,050
4,279,679
8,189,892
4,476,235
3
Population density (inh./km2)
133.9
17.05
22.5
16.6
4
Urbanisation rate (%)
86.9
79.3
85.1
83.2
5
Number of settlements*
1435
936
1956
716
6
Median population
623
684
656
872
7
Average population
3366
4166
4098
6246
8
Unemployment rate (%) before corona-crisis
5.3
3.9
6.6
6.7
9
Covid-19 risk factors




10
Age 65+ (% of pop.)
19.81
17.05
20.01
21.72
11
Coronary Heart Disease (% of all deaths)
12.83
17.94
22.75
23.97
12
Diabetes (% of pop.)
4.63
6.82
4.94
7.11
13
Smokers (% of pop.)
19.1
20.20
18.8
20.4
14
Estimated Covid-19 deaths by September 1st**
4,874
(4,814-4,960)
1,177
(1,153-1,208)
16,765
(16,155-17,812)
1,360
(1,349-1,375)
15
Nurses (per 1.000 people)
17.2
17.9
11.9
15.1
16
Hospital beds (per 1.000 people)
2.5
3.9
2.6
4.4
17
Physicians (per 1.000 people)
3.7
4.4
4.3
3.2
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* In Denmark: byområde; Finland: taajama; Norway: tettsted; Sweden: tätort. In the Nordic countries settlements are defined as clusters of buildings with at least 200 inhabitants where the distance between buildings does not exceed 200 metres (Norway 50 m)


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