During 2009, the population has grown with 84.000. This big increase in such a short time has occured only once before and this was in 1946. This year is still known for creating the new great generation who have come to dominate Swedish economic, political and cultural life the last twenty years.
The reason behind the strong increase is a continuing high birth rate and a strong flow of immigration. But also reduced emigration and a decrease in the number of deaceased.
Sweden continues to be by far the most populated country in the Nordic region. Iceland continue to be the smallest. See comparison below:
Table: Population of countries in the Nordic region 2009. Source Wikipedia.