The fifth largest country in Europe, Sweden occupies the eastern half the Scandinavian Peninsula, which it shares with Norway. Norrland, a region of dense forests of pine and spruce, and gentle hills covers about half of the Sweden. It has more than 100,000 lakes. Stockholm is Sweden's capital, a harbor city built on fourteen Islands that are linked by 50 bridges. Most of Sweden's small population lives in south, enjoying a comfortable lifestyle and equal rights for all. Swedes have Europe's highest life expectancy because of their healthcare and balanced diet. Swedish is the language that is widely spoken. Sweden is seventy per cent covered by forest, wood products, and paper account for sixteen per cent of its export activities and thus ranks high in world softwood production. The major industries are the growing technology industries, including Volvo and Ericsson, which have earned Sweden a reputation for reliability and design. Sweden is prosperous and environmentally a conscious country.