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New Sweden
Nya Sverige
Swedish colony
Map of New Sweden ca. 1650
by Amandus Johnson
Capital Fort Christina
Languages Swedish, Finnish
Political structure Colony
King/Queen of Sweden
 •  1632–1654 Christina
 •  1654–1660 Charles X Gustav
 •  1638 Peter Minuit
 •  1638–1640 Måns Nilsson Kling
 •  1640–1643 Peter Hollander Ridder
 •  1643–1653 Johan Björnsson Printz
 •  1653–1654 Johan Papegoja
 •  1654–1655 Johan Risingh
Historical era Colonial period
 •  Established 1638
 •  Dutch conquest 1655
 •  Peach Tree War 1655
Currency Swedish riksdaler
Preceded by
Succeeded by
New Netherland
New Netherland
Today part of  United States

New Sweden (Swedish: Nya Sverige, Finnish: Uusi-Ruotsi) was a Swedish colony in North America that existed from 1638 through 1655. It was in the modern day states of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Its capital was Fort Christina, modern-day Wilmington.

New Sweden was captured by the Dutch in 1655, and incorporated into New Netherland.

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