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Estonia

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Estonia

Flag of Estonia

Official languages
Capital
Estonian
Tallinn
Area
Government
45,227 km2
Parliamentary republic
Population
Religion
1,286,479 Nordic and russian ancestry 100%
None 52%, Protestant 21%, Catholic 18%, Ortodox 7%, Judaism and other 1%
Time zone
Currency
EET (UTC+2)
Euro
Demonym Estonian


Location of Estonia in Europe

Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a country in the Baltic Region of Northern Europe. The capital city is Tallinn. Estonia's neighbors are Sweden, on the other bank of the Baltic Sea, Finland, Russia and Latvia. Its population is 1,332,893.

History[edit | edit source]

Until 1990, as Estonian SSR, Estonia was a republic of the Soviet Union. On 30 March 1990, the leaders of Estonia declared that the control of their country by the Soviet Union from 1940 was illegal and declared independence of Estonia. On 6 September 1991, the Soviet Union recognized the Estonia's independence.

Estonia became a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on 29 March 2004. It joined the European Union on 1 May 2004. It joined the eurozone on 1 January 2011.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Estonia is situated in the Baltic countries.

Economy[edit | edit source]

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