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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.

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Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • 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

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Harju
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Hiiu
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Ida-Viru
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Jõgeva
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Järva
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Lääne
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Lääne-Viru
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Pärnu
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Põlva
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Rapla
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Saare
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Tartu 
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Valga
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Viljandi
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Võru
 

Country Information...
 
Capital Tallinn
Largest City Tallinn
Government Pariliamentary Republic
Currency Euro (€)
Area 45,227 km2 ; ranked  132nd
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 or Italian plug)
Country code +372
Internet TLD .ee
Time Zone /Summer UTC+2 / summer (UTC+3)
Drives on the 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 2020
Date   Name Type
Jan 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day National holiday
Feb 24 Monday Independence Day National holiday
Mar 20 Friday March Equinox Season
Apr 10 Friday Good Friday National holiday
Apr 12 Sunday Easter Sunday National holiday
May 1 Friday Labor Day National holiday
May 31 Sunday Pentecost National holiday
Jun 21 Sunday June Solstice Season
Jun 23 Tuesday Victory Day National holiday
Jun 24 Wednesday Midsummer Day National holiday
Aug 20 Thursday Independence Restoration Day National holiday
Sep 22 Tuesday September Equinox Season
Dec 21 Monday December Solstice Season
Dec 24 Thursday Christmas Eve National holiday
Dec 25 Friday Christmas Day National holiday
Dec 26 Saturday Boxing Day National holiday