Republic of Estonia• The territory of Estonia covers 45,227 km2• Democratic parliamentary republic and is divided into 15 counties.• Population of 1.34 million• The capital and largest city is Tallinn• 68.8% Estonians, 25.5% Russians, 2.1% Ukrainians, 1.2% Belarusians, 2.4 % others and unspecified
Prime MinisterPresident Andrus Ansip Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Symbolics Coat of arms Swallow Cornflower
Nature• 1500 islands, the largest are Saaremaa and Hiiumaa• over 1,400 lakes• The most significant body of water is Lake Peipus which is 1.370 square miles• About 40% is covered by forests
Culture• Culture has been influenced Finnish, Baltic, Slavic and Germanic peoples and Sweden and Russia..• The tradition of Estonian Song and dance festivals• Holidays: Independence day February 24. As of 2010, there are 12 public and 12 national holidays celebrated annually. Art museum - KUMU
Climate• The climate is temperate and humid• 4 seasons• February is usually the coldest month of the year• July is usually the warmest month
Estonian cuisine• Meat• Potatoes• Black Bread• Fish• Traditionally in summer and spring, Estonians like to eat everything fresh - berries, herbs, vegetables and everything else that comes straight from the garden.
Religion• Evangelical• Lutheranism• Eastern Orthodox• Estonia is the least religious country in the world with 75.7% of the population claiming to be irreligious.
St. Olavs Church Aleksandr Nevsky sobor- one of the largest Eastern Orthodox churches in the wolrd
Facts• Estonia won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001 with the song "Everybody" performed by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton.• Skype was written by Estonia-based developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, who had also originally developed Kazaa.