34 Facts About Estonia

1. Estonia has most start-ups per capita in Europe Estonia is the 132nd-smallest country in the world by land mass.

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2. In 2018, Estonia was one of the founding members of the New Hanseatic League, an intra-EU grouping of Northern European member states focused around matters of fiscal policy.

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3. Estonia is a parliamentary representative democratic republic in which the Prime Minister of Estonia is the head of government and which includes a multi-party system.

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4. The oldest known settlement in Estonia is the Pulli settlement, which was on the banks of the river Parnu, near the town of Sindi, in south-western Estonia.

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5. Estonia has a population of just 1.3 million but is larger than Denmark and Holland.

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6. Estonia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.

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7. Estonia is mainly a lowland country that is bordered by the Baltic Sea, Latvia, and Russia.

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8. Estonia is east from the Baltic Sea and the northest of the Baltic States.

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9. On 18 May 2005, Estonia signed a border treaty with the Russian Federation in Moscow.

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10. In 1996, Estonia ratified a border agreement with Latvia and completed work with Russia on a technical border agreement.

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11. Republic of Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union in June 1940.

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12. The Republic of Estonia obtained international recognition and became a member of the League of Nations in 1921.

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13. The first Constitution of Estonia was adopted on 15 June 1920.

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14. The earliest traces of human settlement in Estonia are connected with the Kunda culture.

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15. Estonia is a European country located in the Baltic region of northern Europe.

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16. Estonia is a very tech-savvy country, with most classrooms and homes having an Internet connection.

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17. Estonia is a Northern European country that has suffered more than its fair share of occupation.

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18. Estonia is a mostly flat country on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.

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19. Estonia is the only Baltic country with far-stretching and deep rooted island culture.

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20. Estonia has two healthcare hubs: its capital, Tallinn, and Tartu, its second largest city, due to the university hospital and medical faculty at the University of Tartu.

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21. Estonia is bordered on the north by the Gulf of Finland, the west border shares the Baltic Sea with Sweden, and the south and east border Latvia and Russia.

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22. Estonia has had very good success at the Olympic games given the country's small population.

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23. The most typical foods in Estonia are black bread, pork, potatoes, and dairy products.

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24. The first public TV broadcast in Estonia was in July 1955.

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25. Estonia has accepted quota refugees under the migrant plan agreed upon by EU member states in 2015.

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26. In 2004, the Ingrian Finnish minority in Estonia elected a cultural council and was granted cultural autonomy.

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27. Estonia has the third lowest business bribery risk in the world, according to TRACE Matrix.

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28. Estonia has built close relationship with the Nordic countries, especially Finland and Sweden, and is a member of Nordic-Baltic Eight uniting Nordic and Baltic countries.

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29. In 2007 Estonia joined the Schengen Area, and in 2011 the Eurozone.

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30. In June 1919, Estonia defeated the German Landeswehr which had attempted to dominate Latvia, restoring power to the government of Karlis Ulmanis there.

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31. Estonia is a country in Northern Europe on the coast on the Baltic Sea.

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32. Estonia has emerged as a top-performer on PISA, raising the question of how this former Soviet Republic created one of the strongest education systems in the world over the past twenty years.

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33. Estonia has topped the Tax Foundation's International Tax Competitiveness Index for the fifth successive year, being deemed to have the "best tax code in the OECD.

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34. Estonia is still clearing thousands of World War II mines from its waters.

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