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    • Estonia by Urmas and Kristi
    • Compare
      • Utah: 219,887 km 2
      • USA: 9,826,675 km 2 (217 times bigger than the Estonia )
      • Estonia: 45,227 km 2 (5 times smaller than Utah)
      • Simple arithmetic - Estonia 5 times smaller than Utah - Estonia 217 times smaller than the USA
      • The population of Estonia 1, 356, 000. Ethnically: Estonians (67.9%), Russians (25.6%), Ukrainians (2.1%), other.
    • Europe
    • Estonia
    • History – some facts
      • Independen t country 1918 – 1940
      • Soviet Union 1940 – 1991
      • Independent country again from 1991 - present
      • Member of European Union since 2004
      • Member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization since 2004
    • Culture: a typical Estonian
      • hard-working
      • reliable
      • smart
      • innovative
      • friendly
      • always singing
      • better than neighbors 
      • reserved (to its extremes)
      • ironic
    • Culture: Old Tallinn
    • Culture: Tartu University
    • Culture: Islands
    • Culture: song festivals
    • Culture: money
    • Estonia – positively transforming
      • e-services (e-school, e-elections, e-banking, wifi in public places, e-prescriptions, …)
      • Play the video
    • Estonia vs Utah
      • Mountains (Est: h ighest hill 318m above the sea level )
      • In Estonia: a bout 22% of wetlands/mires ( swamps, bogs )
      • Animals nad p lants
      • Islands , the “country of the sea”
      • Diversity , large forests (about 50% of territory)
      • Four seasons
      • Transport
    • Culture: language
      • Complicated case system
      • Pronunciation: s õida hästi tasa üle silla ; ö öpäev
      • Words with similar sound but different meaning in Eng and Est: sink, hi, my, ring, wrong, wrist, rest, sell
    • Nature conservation
      • Still quite close relationship with the land and forests;
      • In the history: Sacred trees, several regulations 1297 , by Danish King
      • 1910 – first consrevation area on Vaika islans (now: Vilsandi NP, western islands)
      • 1971 (100 y after world 1. National Park, Yellowstone) , Lahemaa NP in northen part.
      • About 12% of territory;
    • Nature conservation
    •  
    • With the warm heart from a cold country
      • Welcome to Estonia
    • References
      • http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/229/cache/estonia-wooden-windmills_22966_600x450.jpg
      • http://t.imedia.io/Muhu-1.jpg
      • http://y.delfi.ee/norm/contest/23/1427093_SHPo0k.jpeg
      • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a_5yLC1d3Rc/Tg_tYSRl4jI/AAAAAAAADNY/ZKmg-TNDV_o/s1600/a2.jpg
      • http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ullm5nSPXGE/TRzMruqiWhI/AAAAAAAACQc/c2bj0cIIXY8/s1600/RAEKOJA%2BPLATS%2B071.jpg
      • http://api.ning.com/files/2f720wWKwzRjxNXm4ukdRtQVxESpsf8RErU0sv5r-F3rFS54kHdo8piN7unV8otOzRxKVpTkKcJbzBOU1nsgYmWVTl4EgOtM/002.JPG?width=500
      • http://www.bed24.eu/Welcome-to-Estonia/Images/welcome-to-estonia-symbol.jpg
      • Video help
      • Positively transforming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKbl4CENx6I&NR=1
      • Welcome to Estonia Tanel Padar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_s6PVoexvE&feature=related
      • Estonia presentation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9BRdHhk2I&feature=related
    • Thank you
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