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Estonia - Facts and Information

Short Name: Estonia

Long Name: Republic of Estonia

Short Name (local): Eesti

Long Name (local): Eesti Vabariik

Member of European Union: yes, 2004

International Dialing Code: +372

National Tourist Office: Visit Estonia

Foreign Embassies in Estonia: Australia | Canada | U.K. | U.S.

Embassies and Visa Information: In Australia | In Canada | In the U.K. | In the U.S.

Capital City: Tallinn

Nationality: Noun - Estonian(s), Adjective - Estonian

Government Type: Parliamentary republic

Ethnic Groups: Estonian 65.3%, Russian 28.1%, Ukrainian 2.5%, Belarusian 1.5%, Finn 1%, other 1.6% (1998)

Religions: Evangelical Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Estonian Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Word of Life, Jewish

Languages: Estonian (official), Russian, Ukrainian, Finnish, other

Monetary Unit: 1 kroon = 100 sents

Area: 45,226 sq km - slightly smaller than New Hampshire and Vermont combined

Climate: Maritime, wet, moderate winters, cool summers

Population: 1,341,664 (July 2004 est.)

Sex Ratio: 0.85 male(s)/female (2004 est.)

Median Age: 38.8 years, male 35.1 years, female 42.1 years (2004 est.)

Life Expectancy: 71.38 years, male 65.78 years, female 77.33 years (2004 est.)

Population Growth Rate: -0.66% (2004 est.)

Net Migration Rate: -3.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2004 est.)

Gross National Income: US$4,960 (2003, World Bank)

Export Commodities: Machinery and equipment 33%, wood and paper 15%, textiles 14%, food products 8%, furniture 7%, metals, chemical products (2001)

Export Partners: Finland 21.9%, Sweden 12.5%, Russia 11.5%, Germany 8.4%, Latvia 7.4%, Lithuania 4% (2003 est.)

Import Commodities: Machinery and equipment 33.5%, chemical products 11.6%, textiles 10.3%, foodstuffs 9.4%, transportation equipment 8.9% (2001)

Import Partners: Finland 15.9%, Germany 11.1%, Russia 10.2%, Sweden 7.7%, Ukraine 4.3%, China 4.2%, Japan 4.1% (2003 est.)

Natural Resources: Oil shale, peat, phosphorite, clay, limestone, sand, dolomite, arable land, sea mud

Public Television: Eesti Televisioon

Public Radio: Eesti Raadio


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