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Estonia Introduction

Estonia is a European nation that regained its independence in 1991, after more than 50 years of forced annexation to the Soviet Union.
Estonia lies on the Baltic Sea in northern Europe.

It had been independent from 1918 until 1940, when the Soviet Union occupied it and made it one of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union.

A Short Background

After centuries of Swedish and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940, it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with Western Europe.

1UpTravel's Guide to Estonia

Topography of Estonia - Read more about the geography and topography of Estonia

History of Estonia - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Estonia

Life & People of Estonia - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Estonia

Local Cuisine of Estonia - Find out delicious local cuisines of Estonia

Holidays in Estonia - Check out a list of the local holidays in Estonia

Festivals in Estonia - Learn about the festivals in Estonia

Embassies of Estonia - Provides an Embassy database for Estonia

Administration facts of Estonia - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Estonia

Newstands in Estonia - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Estonia

Attractions in Estonia - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Estonia

Maps of Estonia - Discover a detailed map of Estonia

Map Database of Estonia - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Estonia

Flags of Estonia - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Estonia. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Estonia - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Estonia

Shopping in Estonia - Find out the best places for shopping in Estonia

Restaurants in Estonia - Browse a list of eat-outs in Estonia

Geography of Estonia - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Estonia

People of Estonia - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Estonia

Government and Politics in Estonia - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Estonia.

Economy of Estonia - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Estonia

Communications in Estonia - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Estonia

Transportation in Estonia - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Estonia

Military of Estonia - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Estonia

Transnational Issues of Estonia - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Estonia


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