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Estonia

Estonia Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

Language: Estonian

Currency: Estonian kroon (EEK)

Calling Code:  372

 

History of Estonia

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Destinations in Estonia

 

Hiiumaa Island

Hiiumaa Island is a large island in the entrance of Gulf of Riga in Estonia.

Lahemaa National Park

Lahemaa National Park established in 1971 was the first national park in the Soviet Union.

 

Laiuse Castle

Laiuse Castle is a ruined medieval castle constructed by the Livonian Order in Jõgeva Parish of Estonia.

 

Matsalu National Park

Matsalu National Park is a nature preserve on the coast of Matsalu Bay in Estonia.

 

Narva Castle

Narva Castle is a medieval citadel in Estonia that saw a lot of military action in its time that shaped history of the region.

 

Paide Castle

Ruins of medieval Paide Castle are a former defense fortifications of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword.

 

Pühtitsa Convent

Pühtitsa Convent is a Russian Orthodox monastery in the Eastern Estonia on the border with Russia

 

Rakvere Castle

Medieval Rakvere Castle is one of the largest and best defended strongholds of the Livonian Order.

 

Saaremaa Island

Saaremaa Island is the largest island in Estonia that contains nature reserve, Kuressaare castle and several historic buildings.

Sangaste Manor

Sangaste Manor is a great example of how insulting people can make them do great things.

 

Soomaa National Park

Soomaa National Park or Land of Bogs is situated in south-western Estonia and protects the unique biosphere of Estonian wetlands, forests and rivers.

 

Taevaskoja Sandstone Cliffs

Taevaskoja Sandstone Cliffs on the banks of the Anja river are located in the Põlva County in Estonia.

 

Tallinn

Tallinn is the largest city in Estonia that also serves as a capital for this Eastern European country.

 

Toolse Castle

Medieval ruins of Toolse Castle located in Lääne-Viru County are still very impressive despite years of disrepair.

 

Vilsandi National Park

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

Official language 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.

Telephone

Police 110

Fire and Ambulance 112

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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