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Capital : Tallinn
Language :  Estonian
Currency :  Euro
Population : 1 315 944
Area : 45 227 km2

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Estonia facts

1. Independence from the USSR was obtained on August 20, 1991.
2. The population density is 28.4 people / km2. It is one of the least populated countries in Europe.
3. The country is 7 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Lutheranism, 10%.
5. The highest peak is Suur Munamägi, 318 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Võhandu, 162 km.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Estonia.
8. Political system – a parliamentary republic.
9. Estonia includes more than 1,500 islands and islets in the Gulf of Riga.

11. Estonia’s population is rapidly decreasing. In 1990, about 20,300 children were born, now they are half as much.

12. 48% of Estonia is overgrown with forests.

13. Estonia is the least religious country in the world.

14. Estonians have one of the largest collections of folk songs in the world (133,000 recorded songs).

15. SKYPE was developed in Estonia.

16. Minox spy camera was invented in Estonia in 1936 by Walter Zapp.

17. There are more users of online banks than there are actually Estonian citizens.

18. 98% of banking transactions are carried out electronically.

19. It takes only 15 minutes to start a business online.

Author: Turyst

20. A digital signature is equivalent to a traditional signature.

21. Ernest Hemingway wrote that at least two Estonians can be found in every port in the world.

22. There are about one hundred different nationalities and ethnic groups living in Estonia.

23. About 10% of Estonia is a nature reserve.

Author: Turyst

24. The longest day in summer lasts over 19 hours, while the shortest winter day only 6.

25. There are ostrich farms in this country.

26. Copying notes is illegal.

27. The oldest pharmacy in the world is in the Old Town of Tallinn.

Author: Turyst

28. To get a driving license you need to pass an additional driving test in the winter.

29. There are 14 cases in Estonian, there is no future time, no gender. For that there are 3 different past tenses.

Author: Turyst

30. Over 20% of the country is peatland.

Author: MR

31. The tune of Estonia’s hymn is the same as the hymn of Finland.

32. Double citizenship is not accepted in Estonia.

33. A lot of Estonian words begin with the letter “o”.

Author: MR

34. Estonia is the only country in the world where the number of mobile network customers is greater than the number of citizens.

35. Estonian has the largest number of meteorite craters in the world.

36. Church of St. Olaf in Tallinn’s Old Town was the tallest building in the world in the 16th century. It was 159 meters high.

37. 99.9% of the territory of Estonia is covered by the GSM network.

38. Estonia has the cheapest gas in the European Union.

39. All apartments are equipped with smoke detectors. You can smoke only in designated places.

40. Smoking in public places is completely forbidden.

41. Mandatory military service lasts only 8 months.

Author: MR

42. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 95 place,
      – 2018 year – 107 place.

43. There are over 5,000 professional soldiers and 30,000 reservists (2018).

44. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 0 tanks, 270 armored vehicles, 6 jet aircraft and 4 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 0 tanks, 318 armored vehicles, 6 jet aircraft and 4 helicopters.

45. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $330,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $335,000,000 .

46. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 the year was about 237 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 315 ships.

Author: Wojak

47. Zero tolerance for drivers driving a car “by glass”. You must have 0.0 promil.

Author: alfa

48. You can easily connect to a Wi-Fi network on 98% of Estonian territory.

Author: Bałkanica

49. In Estonian, the word “tusk” means worry.

Author: Wiktoria

50. 99% of Estonians have a blue eye color.

Author: Oczko

51. The minimum wage is 390 euro (approximately 1652 zlotys) per month and 2.23 euros (approximately 9.9 zlotys) per hour (data from 2015).

52. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 240 €.

53. The amount of income tax in Estonia is 20%.

54. Women can retire at the age of 62 and 6 months and men at the age of 63.

55. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.1% .

Author: Daria

56. In Estonia, an average person consumes about 10.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

57. The national alcohol is Vana Tallinn.

Author: AlkoWorld

58. The most beer is beer – 41%, then spirit – 37%, wine – 11%, and other alcoholic beverages – 11%.

Author: AlkoWorld

59. In this country, compulsory education lasts 9 years.

60. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

Author: EduKacJa

61. The average IQ level is 99.

Author: EduKacJa

62. The national animal is a swallow bird.

Author: Kos

63. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

64. The national tree is pedunculate oak.

Author: Alma

65. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 20 to 70 km / h.

66. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on highways from 90 to 110 km / h.

67. In winter, outside the built-up area you can drive at a maximum speed of 90 km / h.

68. In 2013, 81 people died as a result of road accidents.

69. 25% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

70. In this country, over 746,000 motor vehicles are registered (582 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

71. In this country there are over 58 412 km of paved roads including over 115 km of expressways (0.09% of all roads in the world).

72. In this country there are 18 airports, 13 with paved surface.

73. In this country there are over 1,196 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

74. In this country, over 1 106 000 (2015) 1 276 521 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 97% of the population).

75. Around 590,000 (2015) 620,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

76. The national top-level domain is .ee . There are over 69 160 websites with such an extension.

77. The most popular pages with the extension .ee are: google.ee, delfi.ee and postimees.ee.

Author: http

78. The country has over $393,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0033% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

79. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $27,410,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $25,920,000,000 .

80. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 10.6% GDP, or around: $2,905,460,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 9% GDP, or around: $2 332 800 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1,776.

81. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $22,950,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $22 594 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

82. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

83. The tallest building in the country is Tallinn TV Tower in Tallinn, 314 meters high. Established in 1980.

Author: BobBudowniczy

84. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 127 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

85. In this country there are 0.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 2,627 people).

Author: Reebeka

86. In Tallinn’s capital Estonia, the use of public transport is free for the residents of the city. Free communication is also available for those traveling with a child up to 3 years old.

87. Estonians are known for their tacit and quiet. Loud speaking and noisy behavior are treated as manifestations of very bad manners,

Author: Petrus

88. The lowest temperature: -43.5 °C was measured in Jõgeva.

89. The highest temperature: 35.6 °C was measured in Võru.

Author: weather

90. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

91. The average life expectancy in this country is 73.9 years (women – 79.2 years and men – 68.4 years).

Author: Wilga

92. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

93. In this country, women having their first child on average 26.4 years old.

Author: Nadia

94. 10 women give birth to 16 children on average

Author: Nadia

95. The average age of people living in this country is 42.1 years.

96. The country is around:
210,000 people (15.99%) in the age range 0-14 years.
851 000 people (64.89%) in the age range 15-64 years.
250 800 people (19.12%) who are over 65 years old.

97. In this country, about 13,800 children are born annually (1.1% of the population), and about 16,300 people die (1.2% of the population).

Author: Sara19

98. On March 29, 2004, Estonia joined a political and military organization called NATO.

Author: Weteran

99. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

100. In Estonia there are 9450 km2 of agricultural land (22% of the country).

101. 92 people in 1000 possess firearms.

102. Otepää is the highest located city in the country.

103. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1917.

104. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 35 days.

105. He joined the United Nations on September 17, 1991.

106. The work week is 40 hours.

107. 69% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

108. 23004 km2 of the country is covered by forests (54.3%)

109. The last death penalty was carried out in 1991.

Author: Statyk

110. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

111. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

112. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.5%.

Author: Fan%

113. Estonia has 250 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Estonia?
The highest peak in Estonia is Suur Munamägi (318 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Estonia?
The largest river in Estonia is Võhandu, 162 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Estonia?
we’re waiting for a response …


What is the national dish?
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Which Estonia has national colors?
National colors: blue, black and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Vana Tallinn.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a swallow bird.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Basketball is a national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Estonia?
Estonia borders with countries such as Latvia 343 km, Russia 290 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 42.1 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 390 euro (approximately 1652 zlotys) per month and 2.23 euros (approximately 9.9 zlotys) per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Estonia?
The population density is 31 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 35.6 ° C was measured in Võru.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -43.5 ° C was measured in Jõgeva.

answer: Marta

answer: Marta