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  • Estonia is a county in north-eastern Europe.
  • The capital of Estonia is Tallinn, which is also the largest city in the country.
  • There lives about 1,3 million people in Estonia.
  • The currency of Estonia is Estonian Kroon (EEK).
  • Calling code for Estonia is 372.
  • The five biggest cities are Tallinn, Tartu, Narva, Kohtla-Järve and Pärnu.
  • The president is Toomas Hendrik Ilves and the prime minister is Andrus Ansip.
    • Finland is a short hop across the sea -- just 80km away.
    • There are ferries to Tallinn from Helsinki (Finland) or Stockholm (Sweden).
    • Estonia is in the Schengen Area so we have open borders with the rest of Europe.
    • Brits, Americans, Canadians and Australians can also enter Estonia visa-free.
    • Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport, named after our late President, has direct flights all over Europe.
    • Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark or Holland.
    • The Estonian Language is a nightmare to learn.
    • Everyone in tourism speaks good English and often German, Finnish, Russian and Swedish too! (some people speaks French and Spanish)
    • Estonia was occupied by the Soviets for decades but Estonia sees itself as more influenced by Nordic tastes and traditions - Scandinavia with a twist.
    • Occupation by Germans, Swedes and Russians has influenced the architecture of cathedrals, cobbled streets, manor houses and palaces.
    • Great food is everywhere and you can even eat marinated bear here!
    • In winter it gets very cold and we get plenty of beautiful snow.
    • February is the coldest month in Estonia.
    • No, there are no polar bears in Estonia.
    • Roads are traffic jam free.
    • Estonia is almost 50% forests.
    • Tallinn is our medieval capital and by far the biggest city, with a population of around 400,000.
    • In 2011 Tallinn will be the European Capital of Culture.
    • Tartu, with 100,000 people, is our young yet timeless university town.
    • Estonia has over 1,500 islands.
    • Estonia helped to think Skype.
    • Minox camera is from Estonia.
    • Munamägi (Egg Mountain) is the highest point in Estonia, measuring 318m. It also the highest point in the entire Baltic region.


    • The first, public Christmas tree in Estonia was placed in the old town square in Tallinn, in the year 1441.
    • Estonia is a member of the World Trade Organization and the European Union.
    • Estonia has been named after 'Ests', the people who lived in the region in first century AD.
    • The Republic of Estonia is one of three countries commonly known as the 'Baltic States', the other two being Latvia and Lithuania. However, there is as such no political unity between the states.
    • Lake Peipsi, the largest lake in Estonia, is also the fourth largest and the biggest lake in Europe.
    • Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
    • Estonia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.
    • Estonia converted to Christianity only in the thirteenth century.

    Former Soviet republic not recognized by US as independent country when under USSR. Part of the Baltic republics, originally colonies or provinces in Czarist Russia these included Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia- also Finland, which is Scandinavian and broke away during the Revolution. In the interwar period Estonia was an independent country with its own Flags, Armed forces, and important commercial lines such as the Estonian Steam Navigation co, which linked Estonia with the US on the high seas, they operated essentially what we would call ( Tramp Steamers) or freight ships with some limited passenger traffic. The aviatrix and later toy manufacturer and hobby-shop owner Elvira Kalep, who had a hobby shop in Jersey City for some years, hailed from Estonia, and was the first licensed aircraft pilot (female) of her Land. she trained in Germany, originally and transferred across the border. there was some sort of mutual license recognition = loosely like auto licenses interstate.
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What is Estonia?

A country in Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, and is one of the new world countries.

What landmarks are there in Estonia?

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What plants are in Estonia?

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Who is the President of Estonia?

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What is the most visited landmark in Estonia?

The most visited landmark in Estonia is definitely the Old Town of Tallinn. This medieval city center dates back to the 13th century and is one of the best-preserved in Europe. In 1997 it became one of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites.

What is the nation in Estonia?

At January 2008, there were 1 340 935 inhabitants in Estonia. 68.6% of the population were ethnic Estonians, 25.7% Russians, 2.1% Belorussians 1.2% Ukrainians, 0.8% Finns, 0.2% Tatars, 0.2% Latvians, 0.2% Poles, 0.1% Jews, 0.2% Lithuanians, 0.1% Germans and 0.7% other nationalities.

What population is Estonia?

Estonias estimated population 2007 is 1 340 000. 67% of the people are of Estonian nationality, the rest are mainly Russians

What is Estonia is famous for?

Since the fall of the Soviet Union this country has set a course into the New Age of commerce principally found within the design and applications of the WWW. (WorldWideWeb). The birthplace of Skype.

Where is Tallinn Estonia?

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What is the diet in Estonia?

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When was Estonia established?

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Who founded Estonia?

Estonia was settled around 8500 BC. Estonia was ruled initially byDenmark before being conquered in 1227 by the Danes and Germans.

What are the facts about Estonia?

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What government do Estonia have?

Estonia has a parliamentary democracy. Formally, it was occupied by many countries, such as Germany and Russia (at the time called the Soviet Union). It faced threats of communism, but declared independance in March 1990.

Who are famous in Estonia?

Lots of people and especially Kerli a famous singer. She is Estonian and was born in Estonia but lives in another country and sing in English not Estonian.

What are the religions of Estonia?

The most common religion in Estonia is Evangelical Lutheranism. Orthodox Christianity is the second most common. There is a minority of Roman Catholics.

Your wife she from Estonia but you are living in England how can get Estonia citizenship?

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Is Estonia wealthy?

Estonia had some economic trouble after they left the Soviet Union in 1991; but in recent years their economy has stabilized and most Estonians are quite prosperous.

How old is Estonia?

Estonia is a country and by old if you mean how long it has been independent, then it has been an autonomous nation since 1991, making it 18 years old as of 2009.

What is the exchange rate in Estonia?

There cannot be an exchange rate within a single country- it is a comparison of the currencies in two different countries. So if you are asking about the exchange rate between Estonia and the US, for example, the exchange rate is 1 dollar to about 12 Kroons, and .9 dollars to 1 Kroon. (The Kroon is (MORE)

What fun things can people do in Estonia?

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Is Romania a part of Estonia?

Any link between Romania and Estonia. No, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are the 3 Baltic States, formerly 3 Soviet States, situated near the Scandinavian Peninsula. Romania is an East-European state, situated near the Balkans. All 4 states are members of the European Union. Their languages, h (MORE)

What do you do for fun in Estonia?

As most of us don't have much money for fun, the most popular things in my view are sitting at home drinking beer n vodka with friends, watching TV, surfing the Internet :)

Is there farming in Estonia?

Yes, Agriculture is an important part of Estonia's food-processing industry. Principal crops include potatoes, barley, and hay. Livestock farming consists mainly of cattle and pigs.

How did Estonia get its name?

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Who was the President of Estonia in 2010?

Toomas Hendrik Ilves was the President of Estonia in 2010. He became the fourth President of Estonia on 2006 October 9. He was re-elected on 2011 August 29 for another 5-year term.

What is the climate of Estonia?

Estonian climate is usually rainy and a little cloudy. In winters it usually snows most in February and March, but it also snows usually December to sometimes April. In winters the temperatures are around minus 5 degrees celcius, but sometimes its warmer, and sometimes the temperature can drop to mi (MORE)

Do Estonia have a national dress?

Yep, Estonians have national dresses, they vary from region to region. Are quite unique, but immesely influenced by Scandinavian and German national dresses.

What is the term of the Prime Minister of Estonia?

The Prime Minister's term depends on how long he can keep the confidence of the parliament, and lasts up until the next election at most, which is at most 4 years. There is not a limit on the number of terms a Prime Minister can serve.

What to buy in Estonia?

There are a lot of interesting handmade stuff in Estonia. Also in the old town in tallin there are a lot of interesting things. As supermarket you should try a food that is found in the diary product section and is found only around the baltic sea. Its called kohuke in estonian. It tastes good

Is Estonia a nordic country?

No, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland are the five Nordic countries. Estonia is mainly a lowland country that is bordered by the Baltic Sea, Latvia, and Russia.

How clean is Estonia?

Well the air is pretty clean, but if you looked with a focusing eye you would see that people don't respect nature as much as they should but otherwise it's above average clean

What are souvenirs from Estonia?

first of all food: kama, chocolades, etc. Woolen things like mittens and scarfs, wooden handcraft and then you can continue with basically every kind of handcraft.

What region is Estonia in?

It is in various regions. You could say it is in the Baltic region, you could say it is in the continent of Europe, you could say it is in the northern hemisphere.

Which countries does Estonia have?

Estonia has today 15 countries. . Harju . Hiiu . Ida-Viru . Jõgeva . Järva . Lääne . Lääne-Viru . Põlva . Pärnu . Rapla . Saare . Tartu . Valga . Viljandi . Võru

Which is estonias monarch?

There is no Monarch of Estonia, Estonia is a republic and has been since 1917. The last monarch to rule over Estonia was Tsar Nicholas II of the Russian Empire. However Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the current President of Estonia

Who is the governor in Estonia?

The Republic of Estonia is an independent country, headed by a Prime Minister. The current Prime Minister is Andrus Ansip.