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Estonia – Important Facts

Estonia officially the Republic of Estonia is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia (343 km), and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia (338.6 km). Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea, covering 45,339 km2 (17,505 sq mi) of land, and is influenced by a humid continental climate.

GDP growth in 2015 was at 1.2 percent and the prognosis for 2016 is estimated at 2.2 percent. The tightening labor market and inflation have also put upward pressure on salaries.

Estonia is a member of the European Union (EU).

Facts: Republic of Estonia Capital: Tallinn, Population: 1.3 million, Area: 45,227 sq km (17,462 sq miles), Major languages: Estonian and Russian, Major religion: Christianity, Life expectancy: 70 years (men) and 80 years (women), Currency: euro.

Important Details

  • Country ISO3:EST
  • Country Code:233
  • Income Group:Europe & Central Asia
  • Lending Category:High income
  • Region:Not Available
  • Currency Unit:Kroon
  • WTO Member:YES
  • Trade organisations:EU, WTO and OECD
  • world rank:9
  • Regional Ranking:3rd in Europe