• Officially: Republic of Estonia
  • Capital: Tallinn

Facts

  • Population 1.3 million
  • Languages: Estonian, Russian
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 80 years (women)
  • E.U. member country: since 1 May 2004
  • Currency: euro
    • First Baltic country to adopt the euro in 2011

Geography

  • Area: 45,227 sq km (17,462 sq miles)
  • Bordered to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia, to the north by the Gulf of Finland and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia.
    • This flatland country also consists of 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea.

Notes

  • It is one of Europeโ€™s least crowded countries.

Tourism

  • Its government signed the Schengen agreement on 16 April 2003 and started its implementation on 21 December 2007.

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