Estonia

Kyla Cummings 9th

Estonia geography

Estonia is a lowland country. It is bordered by the Baltic Sea, Latvia, and Russia. It has lots of lakes, forests, and rivers. Lake Peipus is its largest lake. The climate is maritime, wet, with moderate winters and cool summers. Below is Estonia's flag.
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History

Estonians resisted the assaults of Vikings, Danes, Swedes, and Russians before the 13th century.In 1346 Estonia sold the land to the Teutonic Knights of Germany, who already possessed Livonia. The Swedes took over and the power of the German landowning class was reduced. Shorty after WWII, Russian troops started occupying the nation. Germany occupied the nation from 1941 to 1944, when it was retaken by the soviets.

Other Estonia Facts

The capital in Tallinn. The population is 1,341,664 (July 2004 est). Estonia has many different ethnic groups and religions. Estonian is the official language of Estonia. It is closely related to Finnish and distantly to Hungarian. It ha been influenced by German, Swedish, Russian, ans Latvia, even though it is not related to them. Oral traditions have played a key role in preserving traditions. Singing is a very Estonian activity, Estonians have sung their way to freedom during the Russian Revolution.
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