Estonia - Facts and Information
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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