Estonia’s geography, United with Ukraine divided by culture

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Estonia is mainly a country with lowland which has borders of Baltic Sea, Latvia, and Russia. It has many lakes and forests, rivers, which drains and flow towards north into the Gulf of Finland or east wards into the largest Lake Peipus.

Estonia Weather

What is the current weather in Estonia?

Tallinn, EE

broken clouds


Feels like60°F
Wind2.3 m/h 
Pressure1009 hPa

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What do people eat in Estonia?


Sult is often eaten as part of the Christmas dinner. Lunch is the biggest meal of the day with a typical meal consisting of meat and potatoes with gravy and a salad.  Pizza and hamburgs are becoming popular lunchtime favorites. Most Estonians are health conscious and try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Popular Estonia Recipes

  • Brawn (Jellied Pork Leg) – Main Dish 
  • Leavened Rye Bread – Bread 
  • Rossolye (Estonian Vinaigrette with Herring and Beets) – Main Dish 
  • Sult (Jellied Veal) – Main Dish

Estonia Facts

What is the capital of Estonia?

Government Typeparliamentary republic
Currencykroon (EEK)
Total Area17,463 Square Miles
45,228 Square Kilometers
LocationEastern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland, between Latvia and Russia
LanguageEstonian (official), Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish, other
GDP – real growth rate1.5%
GDP – per capita (PPP)$29,500.00 (USD)

Estonia Demographics

What is the population of Estonia?

Ethnic GroupsEstonian 65.3%, Russian 28.1%, Ukrainian 2.5%, Belarusian 1.5%, Finn 1%, other 1.6% (1998)
Nationality AdjectiveEstonian
Nationality NounEstonian(s)
Population Growth Rate-0.66%
Population in Major Urban AreasTALLINN (capital) 400,000
Predominant LanguageEstonian (official), Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish, other
Urban Population69.5%

Estonia Capital City Map

Estonia Government and Politics

Who is the president of Estonia?

Executive Branch:chief of state: President Kersti KALJULAID (since 10 October 2016)

head of government: Juri RATAS (since 23 November 2016)

cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the prime minister, approved by Parliament

Citizenship Criteria:citizenship by birth: no

citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Estonia

dual citizenship recognized: no

residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years
Legal System:civil law system
Suffrage:18 years of age; universal; age 16 for local elections
Legislative Branch:description: unicameral Parliament or Riigikogu 

Estonia Economy

Estonia, has been a member of the EU since 2004 and the euro zone since 2011, is a a modern market-based economy and one of the highest per capita income earners in Central Europe and the Baltic region, but its economy relies heavily on trade, leaving. it is at risk of external shock.

Successive Estonian governments have pursued

  • a free market,
  • an economic agenda that supports businesses
  • sound financial policies


  • limited budget
  • very low rate of debt to GDP in the EU.

The economy benefits from

  • strong electricity
  • telecommunications sectors
  • strong trade relations with Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Russia.

GDP growth of 4.9% in 2017 was the fastest in the last six years, leaving Estonia’s economy in excellent shape since the financial crisis 10 years ago. For the first time in many years, labor production increased faster than labor costs in 2017. Inflation has also risen in 2017 to 3.5% in line with rising global food and energy prices, making up much of Estonia’s consumption.

What is the GDP of Estonia?

Currency Name and Codekroon (EEK)
GDP – Gross Domestic Product (PPP)$47,440,000,000 (USD)
GDP – official exchange rate$23,480,000,000 (USD)
GDP – real growth rate1.5%
GDP Per Capita$29,500.00 (USD)
GDP by Sector- agriculture3.5%
GDP by Sector- Industry28.1%
GDP by Sector- services68.4%


  • Population:1,329,000
  • Population per km²:29.32
  • Life expectancy males: 74.2 years
  • Life expectancy females: 82.7 years
  • Birthrate:9.9 ‰
  • Deathrate:11.9 ‰
  • Males/Females:47.4% : 52.6

united with Ukraine

The United States and Estonia are strong allies and partners. The United States established diplomatic relations with Estonia in 1922 following its declaration of independence during World War I. Estonia was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940 during World War II.


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