2 ESTONIA Blue representing ancient freedom, black symbolizing lost independence and white, the promise of a brighter future. The current coat of arms of Estonia is a golden shield which includes three slim, blue leopards in the middle, with oak branches along the side of the shield.
16 IDA-VIRUMAA COUNTY Ida-Viru County or Ida-Virumaa, is one of 15 counties of Estonia. It is the most north-eastern part of the country. The county contains large deposits of oil shale - the main mineral mined in Estonia. The capital of the county is the town of Jõhvi 13.0% of the total population of Estonia lives in Ida-Viru County. 70,8% of Ida-Viru County population are Russians.
17 KOHTLA-JÄRVE Possibly, the city of Kohtla-Järve would have never been developed if the "firm oil" had not been so rich here. A factory, which produced oil shale, was built next to the railway station Kohtla in 1924. Then the settlement of workers started growing not far from the territory of the factory. Nowadays about 50 000 people live in Kohtla- Järve and the town consists of 6 parts: Järve, Ahtme, Kukruze, Oru, Sompa and Viivikonna