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ATM machines few and far between

Sweden has fewer ATM (Automated Teller Machines) than most countries in the European Union, and they are becoming increasingly rare, according to newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

During the past two years, Swedish banks have shut down a total of 645 cash machines. The reduced number of ATM machines is especially problematic for senior citizens and residents of rural areas who still prefer to pay in cash.

On average, only 3.2 cash machines are available for every 10,000 Swedish citizens.

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