Ministry of Defence (Sweden)

The Ministry of Defence (Swedish: Försvarsdepartementet) is a Swedish government ministry responsible for the national defence policy.

Ministry of Defence
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Coat of Arms
Agency overview
Formed1920 (1920)[1]
Employeesabout 150
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Defence has existed in its present form since 1920. It has been located at its present premises at Jakobsgatan 9 at Gustaf Adolfs torg, Stockholm, since 1966. The ministry has a staff of 150: political advisers, officials, assistants, clerical officers, military advisers in military issues, etc. The ministry is headed by the Minister of Defence, currently Peter Hultqvist (s).

Government agenciesEdit

The Ministry of Defence is principal for the following government agencies:

Areas of responsibilityEdit

  • The military defence
  • International operations
  • Emergency preparedness

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Försvarsdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 November 2010. (subscription required)

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 59°19′48.8″N 18°04′05.42″E / 59.330222°N 18.0681722°E / 59.330222; 18.0681722