Estonia

By: Kaitlyn Motsco

Joined the European Union

Estonia joined the European Union in 2004.

Estonia was not a founder of the European Union.

History of Estonia

Estonia was a part of another country. Estonia ended up a part of Russian Empire in the 18 century.

Location of Estonia

Estonia is located north of Latvia, South of Finland, west of Russa, and east of Baltic Sea.

Flag of Estonia

On the 24th of February, 1989, the Estonia flag was flown from the tower of Pikk Hermann.

Estonia's Capital and major cities

Tallinn is the capital. Tartu, Narva, Kohtla-Järve, and Pärnu are major cities in Estonia.

Tourism

Tallinn the capital of Estonia is a nice place to visit it. It is covered with cobbled streets with lots of medieval houses and alleyways, and remnants of the city wall can still be seen there and still protects the lower town spread.

Geography of Estonia

Narva River a river flowing into the Baltic Sea, the largest river in Estonia by discharge.

Suur Munamägi is the highest peak in Estonia, reaching 318 metres above sea level.

Government

Estonia's government type is Parliamentary democracy.

Interesting facts

- Estonia is in the Schengen ares, so the border are open with the rest of Europe

- The name "Eesti," or Estonia, is derived from the word "Aestii," the name given by the ancient Germans to the peoples living northeast of the Vistula River.

- Estonians are one of the longest settled European peoples

Estonia's currency

Estonia's currency is Estonian kroon.