Estonia

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General Information

 

The Republic of Estonia  

Location

Baltic region, Northern Europe

Border

countries

Latvia, the Russian Federation

Area

45,227 km2

Population

1,34 millions

Capital

Tallin

Official language

Estonian

Administrative division

15 counties

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Prime Minister

Taavi Rõivas

Parliament

unicameral Parliament (Riigikogu) with 101 seats

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

UTC+2

Calling code

372

Internet TLD

.ee

Electricity

220V / 50 Hz

Religion

Lutherans, other active religions: Orthodox believers, Baptists, Methodists and Catholics.

Nationalities

68.8% Estonians, 25.5% Russians, 2.1% Ukrainians, 1.2% Belarusians, 2.4 % others and unspecified

International organisations

  • Member of the United Nations and a number of its specialised agencies (UN High Commissioner for Regugees, International Labour Organisation, UNESCO, World Health Organisation, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and International Monetary Fund);
  • the Council of Europe;
  • the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe;
  • member of the International Organisation for Migration;
  • the World Trade Organisation;
  • the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  • in April 2004, the country joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation;
  • in 1995, Estonia applied to join the European Union (EU) and entered negotiations for full EU membership in 1998. In May 2004, Estonia and nine other countries joined the EU as full members.

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