Estonia Today

Madisyn Gravitt 3rd hour

Introduction to Estonia

Estonia is a country in Northern Europe which faces the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland and is formerly part of the Soviet Union.
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Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic which is divided into fifteen counties. The capital of Estonia is Tallinn, which is also the largest city and is known for its preserved old towns, museums and the 314 meter high Tallinn TV Towers observation deck. Including more than 1,500 islands, with its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old growth forest and its many lakes.Its dotted with castles, churches, and hilltop fortresses.
Before the second world war crippled the Estonian economy, it was primarily based on agriculture. Estonian people are said to have to work hard labor. Also products such as milk and cheese were widely known on the European market. Estonia's main export partners are Sweden, Finland and Latvia, while its main import partners are Finland, Germany and Sweden.
Estonia is the most northerly of the three Baltic States and is predominantly flat country on the Eastern shores or the Baltic Sea. The most important sectors of Estonia's ecomony were wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services, industry, and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities.
Estonia currently has a population of 1,315,819 people. The language of the people of Estonia is Estonian. Estonia's geographical size is 45,227 km. Estonian people use euros as their currency. Estonia's national anthem is similar to that of Finland
The most striking culture of Estonians is their rhythmic verse, as well as their aural tradition of folk song where each line is repeated several times with variations of themes. Such ancient culture nowadays is rarely encountered. Estonians have one of the biggest collections of folk songs in the world, with written records of about 133,000 folks songs. Estonias greatest writers are Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Eduard Vilde, Marie Under and Jaan Kross.
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