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Estonia by Urmas and Kristi
Compare <ul><li>Utah: 219,887 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>USA: 9,826,675 km 2  (217 times bigger than the  Estonia ) </li></ul>...
Europe
Estonia
History  – some facts <ul><li>Independen t country  1918 – 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet Union 1940  –  1991 </li></ul><ul...
Culture: a typical Estonian <ul><li>hard-working </li></ul><ul><li>reliable </li></ul><ul><li>smart </li></ul><ul><li>inno...
Culture: Old Tallinn
Culture: Tartu University
Culture: Islands
Culture: song festivals
Culture: money
Estonia – positively transforming <ul><li>e-services (e-school, e-elections, e-banking, wifi in public places, e-prescript...
Estonia vs Utah <ul><li>Mountains (Est: h ighest hill 318m above the sea level ) </li></ul><ul><li>In Estonia: a bout 22% ...
Culture: language <ul><li>Complicated case system   </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation:  s õida hästi tasa üle silla ;  ö öpä...
Nature conservation <ul><li>Still quite close relationship with the land and forests; </li></ul><ul><li>In the history: Sa...
Nature conservation
 
With the warm heart from a cold country <ul><li>Welcome to Estonia </li></ul>
References <ul><li>http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/229/cache/estonia-wooden-windmills_22966...
Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Estonia by Urmas and Kristi
  2. 2. Compare <ul><li>Utah: 219,887 km 2 </li></ul><ul><li>USA: 9,826,675 km 2 (217 times bigger than the Estonia ) </li></ul><ul><li>Estonia: 45,227 km 2 (5 times smaller than Utah) </li></ul><ul><li>Simple arithmetic - Estonia 5 times smaller than Utah - Estonia 217 times smaller than the USA </li></ul><ul><li>The population of Estonia 1, 356, 000. Ethnically: Estonians (67.9%), Russians (25.6%), Ukrainians (2.1%), other. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Europe
  4. 4. Estonia
  5. 5. History – some facts <ul><li>Independen t country 1918 – 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Soviet Union 1940 – 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Independent country again from 1991 - present </li></ul><ul><li>Member of European Union since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Member of North Atlantic Treaty Organization since 2004 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Culture: a typical Estonian <ul><li>hard-working </li></ul><ul><li>reliable </li></ul><ul><li>smart </li></ul><ul><li>innovative </li></ul><ul><li>friendly </li></ul><ul><li>always singing </li></ul><ul><li>better than neighbors  </li></ul><ul><li>reserved (to its extremes) </li></ul><ul><li>ironic </li></ul>
  7. 7. Culture: Old Tallinn
  8. 8. Culture: Tartu University
  9. 9. Culture: Islands
  10. 10. Culture: song festivals
  11. 11. Culture: money
  12. 12. Estonia – positively transforming <ul><li>e-services (e-school, e-elections, e-banking, wifi in public places, e-prescriptions, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Play the video </li></ul>
  13. 13. Estonia vs Utah <ul><li>Mountains (Est: h ighest hill 318m above the sea level ) </li></ul><ul><li>In Estonia: a bout 22% of wetlands/mires ( swamps, bogs ) </li></ul><ul><li>Animals nad p lants </li></ul><ul><li>Islands , the “country of the sea” </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity , large forests (about 50% of territory) </li></ul><ul><li>Four seasons </li></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul>
  14. 14. Culture: language <ul><li>Complicated case system </li></ul><ul><li>Pronunciation: s õida hästi tasa üle silla ; ö öpäev </li></ul><ul><li>Words with similar sound but different meaning in Eng and Est: sink, hi, my, ring, wrong, wrist, rest, sell </li></ul>
  15. 15. Nature conservation <ul><li>Still quite close relationship with the land and forests; </li></ul><ul><li>In the history: Sacred trees, several regulations 1297 , by Danish King </li></ul><ul><li>1910 – first consrevation area on Vaika islans (now: Vilsandi NP, western islands) </li></ul><ul><li>1971 (100 y after world 1. National Park, Yellowstone) , Lahemaa NP in northen part. </li></ul><ul><li>About 12% of territory; </li></ul>
  16. 16. Nature conservation
  17. 18. With the warm heart from a cold country <ul><li>Welcome to Estonia </li></ul>
  18. 19. References <ul><li>http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/229/cache/estonia-wooden-windmills_22966_600x450.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://t.imedia.io/Muhu-1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://y.delfi.ee/norm/contest/23/1427093_SHPo0k.jpeg </li></ul><ul><li>http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-a_5yLC1d3Rc/Tg_tYSRl4jI/AAAAAAAADNY/ZKmg-TNDV_o/s1600/a2.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Ullm5nSPXGE/TRzMruqiWhI/AAAAAAAACQc/c2bj0cIIXY8/s1600/RAEKOJA%2BPLATS%2B071.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://api.ning.com/files/2f720wWKwzRjxNXm4ukdRtQVxESpsf8RErU0sv5r-F3rFS54kHdo8piN7unV8otOzRxKVpTkKcJbzBOU1nsgYmWVTl4EgOtM/002.JPG?width=500 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bed24.eu/Welcome-to-Estonia/Images/welcome-to-estonia-symbol.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Video help </li></ul><ul><li>Positively transforming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKbl4CENx6I&NR=1 </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome to Estonia Tanel Padar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_s6PVoexvE&feature=related </li></ul><ul><li>Estonia presentation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj9BRdHhk2I&feature=related </li></ul>
  19. 20. Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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