E S T O N I A

My Fatherland, My Happiness and Joy

Estonia boarders the Gulf of Finland, the south of Latvia and in Northern Europe

Capital
Tallinn

Total Area
total: 45,226 sq km
land: 43,211 sq km
water: 2,015 sq km
note: includes 1,520 islands in the Baltic Sea

Population
1,332,893 (July 2005 est.)

Languages
Estonian (official) 67.3%, Russian 29.7%, other 2.3%, unknown 0.7% (2000 census)

Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.8% (2003 est.)

Religions
Evangelical Lutheran 13.6%, Orthodox 12.8%, other Christian (including Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal) 1.4%, unaffiliated 34.1%, other and unspecified 32%, none 6.1% (2000 census)

Life Expectancy
total population: 71.77 years
male: 66.28 years
female: 77.6 years (2005 est.)

Currency
Estonian kroon (EEK)

Natural Resources
oil shale, peat, phosphorite, clay, limestone, sand, dolomite, arable land, sea

Internet hosts: 82,142 (2004)
Internet users: 444,000 (2002)

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Estonian coat of arms

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Estonian buildings

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Estonian flag holders

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Estonia Stamp

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Estonian Cuisine

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Estonian dancing & fashion

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