Vilsandi National Park is a nature reserve
located on a western Saaremaa Island and adjacent islands.
Geography of Estonia
Estonia is a
state in the North East of Europe on the east coast of the
Baltic Sea. It is one of the youngest countries on the continent
gaining their independence from USSR in 1991. It shares its
borders with Russia and Latvia. Estonia has more than 1,500
islands, the largest of which are Saaremaa and Hiiumaa. The
relief of the country is mainly flat with a large network of
rivers and lakes left since the recent Ice Age.
Politics of Estonia
Estonia is a
republic. The head of the state is the president, legislature is
the State Assembly. Despite being separated from the USSR for
over 20 years many problems still linger in political and social
life. The status of the non- Estonian population as well as
historic importance of European events such as World War II
still stir a great deal of debates. Recent events such as
removing a bronze monument to Soviet soldiers who fought against
Nazi Germany further adds fuel.
Language in Estonia
of the country is Estonia. However Russian is also wide spread.
Besides many local communities speak German and Fininish.
Religion in Estonia
Most of the
believers are Lutheran at about 70%, while 20% are Estern
Orthodox. The religious are usually divided along ethnic lines.
So native Estonian are predominantly Lutheran, while Russian
population is predominantly Orthodox. While the country also has
a great number of atheists and agnostic years of atheistic
propaganda made religion a symbol of struggle. So even if people
don't necessarily follow any religious laws, they nevertheless
respect institutes of religious organizations.