ESTONIA Kehtna Põhikool Signe Sammel, Gerda Pilk,Regina Schults, Diana Slõšenkova
•General information: AREA 45,227 SQ KM POPULATION 1.3 MILLION CAPITAL TALLINN LANGUAGE ESTONIAN CURRENCY EURO since 1.01.11 MAIN RELIGION LUTHERAN NATIONAL FLOWER CORNFLOWER NATIONAL BIRD BARN SWALLOW NATIONAL STONE LIMESTONE NATIONAL FISH BALTIC HERRING
Helsinki – 85 km TALLINN Kehtna – 60 km Moscow – 1040 kmRouen - 1875 Riga – 310kmFerrol – 2800 km Augusta – 2579 km Nevsehir– 2644 km
THE ESTONIAN NATIONAL FLAG Originally flag of the Estonian Students’ Society, consecrated in Otepää Church in 1884 On 24 February 1989 rehoisted on the tower of Tall Hermann According to Estonian tradition, hoisted at sunrise and lowered at sunset
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS – DAYS OFF1 January - New Year’s Day24 February - Independence DayApril (movable) - Good Friday (Easter)1 May - Spring Day23 June - Victory Day20 August - Day of the Restoration of Independence25-26 December - Christmas
FAMOUS ESTONIANS Gerd Kanter Tanel PadarKristina Šmigun-Vähi Neeme Järvi and Eri Klas
Kehtna Basic School The school was opened in 1843. The new schoolhouse was opened in 1990 The school has 149 students Students are at the age of 7 – 17
Traditions1. September – schoolyear beginsSeptember & May - Sports day.October – Teachers’ Day.December – Christmas party.January – Maths week, wrestling competitionFebruary – Shrove Tuesday, Independence DayApril – School’s anniversaryMay – final school day for 9th grade (when they immidate being 7 year olds)June – Graduation
Collecting rubbish from theneighbouring forests in spring
Waste paper campaignWe have takenpart in this campaignfor 6 years.We have collected66,135 kg wastepaper till now.70 kg waste paper = 1 tree We saved 66,135 kg : 70kg = 945 trees
The Baltic Sea The inland sea of the Atlantic ocean. Saltiness is very low: 2-3‰ - 15‰ Area: 373,000 km2 Average depth : 52 m The maximum depth: 459 m (Landsort trench) There are 30 species of fish in Estonian waters and 10 species of migrant fish. There are also ca 440 species of invertebrates.
Lakes Nearly 1,200 lakes The largest lakes are The deepest lake is Peipsi-Pihkva (3537.6 Rõuge (38 meters) km²) and Võrtsjärv (269.3 km²)
Lake Peipsi Estonia is separated from Russia by Lake Peipsi 30m above sea level Around 200 rivers and streams flow into the lake, the biggest is the Emajõgi The only river running out of the Peipsi is the River Narva And the biggest island is Piirissaare (Border Island).
Lake Võrtsjärv Võrtsjärv is the largest lake situated completely within Estonian borders. basin area: 3,380 km² the maximum depth: 6 m average depth: 2.8 m 33.5 m above sea level the length of coastline is 109 km
Lake Kaali is unique in Europe because it is awater-filled meteor crater. It is on the biggestisland Saaremaa.
Rivers The longest river is the Võhandu which is 162 kilometres. We have over 7,000 watercourses. Waterfalls are only in the rivers of North-Estonia. Sandstone outcrops are common in South-Estonia. The western rivers get often flooded.
Swamps A swamp is an area or ecosystem where lots of plants remain decomposed. Swamps develop when the land is too wet or when lakes grow together. There are 9,836 swamps which is 22.3 % of the total area. The thickest layer of peat is in Vällamäe bog (18 m). The biggest bog lake is the Loosalu which is close to our school.
Groundwater It is underground water that often gives us drinking water Estonia has around 5,000 springs but many of them are dry in summer 40% of groundwater comes from hills The biggest springs are in North- Estonia.
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