Facts about Estonia

Area: 45,339 km2

Location: Estonia, is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.

Neighbouring states: It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north.

Climate: Average temperatures range from 16.3 °C (61.3 °F) on the Baltic islands to 18.1 °C (64.6 °F) inland in July, the warmest month, and from −3.5 °C (25.7 °F) on the Baltic islands to −7.6 °C (18.3 °F) inland in February, the coldest month.

Landscape: Estonia is a flat country covering 45,339 km2 (17,505 sq mi). Estonia has a long, shallow coastline (3,794 km or 2,357 mi) along the Baltic Sea, with 1,520 islands dotting the shore.

Language: the official language is the Estonian language.

Population: Estimated 1,315,944

Capital: Tallinn.

Form of government: parliamentary democracy.
Head of state: President, the executive branch: Government (appointed by the President).

Administrative division: the territory of Estonia is divided into 8 districts. Districts are subdivided into 23 municipalities.

Largest cities according to the population: Tallinn (429,829), Tartu (97,843), Narva (62,068), Pärnu (41,523).

Ethnic composition: 68.8% Estonians, 25.1% Russians, 1.8% Ukrainians, 0.9% Belarusians, 0.6% Finns, 0.2% Latvians, 0.2% Germans, 0.2% Jews, 2.4% Others

Religion: Orthodox Christians, Lutheran Christians, Baptists, Roman Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses, Old Believers, Christian Free Congregations , Earth Believers, Taara Believers, Pentecostals, Muslims, Adventists, Buddhists, Methodists.

Life expectancy: average life expectancy forEstonians: men: 68.3 women: 79.2.

National currency: euro.

declared: 16 February 1918
restored: 11 March 1990

Lithuania joined NATO 29 March 2004, and on 1 May 2004 it became a member state of the EU.

Coat of Arms and Flag:
Lithuanian Coat Lithuanian Flag

Public Holidays: January 1: New Year’s Day
February 24 Independence Day.National Day – celebrates the declaration of independence in 1918.
March 11: Day of Restitution of Independence of Lithuania (from the Soviet Union, 1990)
Easter (First Sunday and Monday of spring with full moon)
May 1: Spring Day (May Day
June 23: Victory Day
June 24: Jaan's Day or Midsummer Day or St. John's Day
August 20: Day of Restoration of Independence
December 24: Christmas Eve
December 25: Christmas Day
December 26: Boxing Day.
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