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After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 – an action never recognized by the US – it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

🇪🇪 Estonia Tourism Information…

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🇪🇪 The Best of Estonia…
Jagala Waterfall
Herman Castle – Narva
Kõpu Lighthouse-Hiiu Country
Kuressaare Castle
Lahemaa National Park 
Soomaa National Park
Tallinn Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Kadriorg Palace
Kumu
Raekoja plats
Toompea Castle
Town Hall
Valaste Waterfall-Ida-Viru County

🇪🇪 Estonia Country Information…

Capital:

Tallinn

Largest City:

Tallinn

Government:

Pariliamentary Republic

Currency:

Euro (€)

Area:

Total: 45,228 sq km (17,462 sq mi) – Ranked: 129th land: 42,388 sq km water: 2,840 sq km note: includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea

Climate:

Maritime; wet, moderate winters, cool summers

Population:

1,258,545 (July 2016 est.) ranked 159th

Language:

Estonian (official) 68.5%, Russian 29.6%, Ukrainian 0.6%, other 1.2%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Estonian 68.7%, Russian 24.8%, Ukrainian 1.7%, Belarusian 1%, Finn 0.6%, other 1.6%, unspecified 1.6% (2011 est.)

Religion:

Lutheran 9.9%, Orthodox 16.2%, other Christian (including Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal) 2.2%, other 0.9%, none 54.1%, unspecified 16.7% (2011 est.)

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

Telephone Code:

+372

Local Emergency Phone Number:

Ambulance: 112; Fire: 112; Police: 110

Internet TLD:

.ee

Time Zone:

EET UTC+2 / summer EEST (UTC+3) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road DrivingSide:

Right

Anthem:

Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm (“My Fatherland, My Happiness and Joy”)

President:

Kersti Kaljulaid

Prime Minister:

Jüri Ratas

🇪🇪 Holidays and Observances in Estonia in 2021
Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 6WednesdayEpiphanyObservance
Feb 2TuesdayAnniversary of Tartu Peace TreatyObservance
Feb 24WednesdayIndependence DayNational holiday
Mar 14SundayMother Tongue DayObservance
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 2FridayGood FridayNational holiday
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayLabor DayNational holiday
May 9SundayMothers’ DayObservance
May 23SundayPentecostNational holiday
Jun 4FridayFlag DayObservance
Jun 14MondayDay of MourningObservance
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 23WednesdayVictory DayNational holiday
Jun 24ThursdayMidsummer DayNational holiday
Aug 20FridayIndependence Restoration DayNational holiday
Aug 23MondayDay of Remembrance for Victims of Communism and NazismObservance
Sep 12SundayGrandparents’ DayObservance
Sep 22WednesdayResistance DayObservance
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 9SaturdayFinno-Ugric DayObservance
Nov 2TuesdayAll Soul’s DayObservance
Nov 14SundayFather’s DayObservance
Nov 16TuesdayDay of Declaration of SovereigntyObservance
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveNational holiday
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SundayBoxing DayNational holiday