Estonia (Estonian: Eesti), is a state in the Baltic region in north-eastern edge of the European Union. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia, and to the east by the Russian Federation.
Estonia is one of the least-populous members of the European Union, Eurozone and NATO.
Estonia is listed as a High-Income Economy by the World Bank and a High-income OECD member. The United Nations lists Estonia as a developed country with a Human Development Index of "Very High". The country is also ranked highly for press freedom, economic freedom, democracy and political freedom and education.
Facts about Estonia
- Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark or Holland.
- The Estonian language is a nightmare to learn.
- Estonia is in the Schengen Area so we have open borders with the rest of Europe. Brits, Americans, Canadians and Australians can also enter Estonia visa-free.
- Great food is everywhere and you can even eat marinated bear here!
- Tallinn is our medieval capital and by far the biggest city. In 2011 Tallinn is the European Capital of Culture.
- Estonia is almost 50% forest.
- Estonia has over 1,500 islands.
- In winter it gets very cold and we get plenty of beautiful snow.
- No, there are no polar bears in Estonia.
Estonia and ICT
Modern Estonians are the ones behind Skype, mobile parking, e-elections and many of the innovative technologies and solutions. Various e-services like e-banking, online medical and document registries; digital tickets; full wireless connectivity and excellent mobile coverage are considered to be as elementary as air and water by most modern Estonians.
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