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Learn more about Estonia.
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Population: 1,341,664 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Tallinn
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An Introduction to Estonia
After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940, it regained its freedom in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with Western Europe. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004.

Estonia map

Map of Estonia ( Location ) : 59 00 N, 26 00 E, Eastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Estonia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Estonian Flag
Pre-1940 flag restored by Supreme Soviet in May 1990 - three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Estonia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • -0.66%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 65.78 yrs - Male
    • 77.33 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 475,000 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 605,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,010,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .ee

Did you know ... People from Estonia are called Estonians
 

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