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Estonia Listenistoni1011 Estonian Eesti Estonian pronunciation esti officially the Republic of Estonia Estonian Eesti Vabariik is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland to the west by the Baltic Sea to the south by Latvia 343 km and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia 3386 km12 Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north The territory of Estonia covers 45227 km2 17462 sq mi and is influenced by a humid continental climate The Estonians are a Finnic people and the official language Estonian is a FinnoUgric language closely related to Finnish and distantly to Hungarian and to the Sami languagesEstonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties with its capital and largest city being Tallinn Estonias population of 13 million makes it one of the leastpopulous member states of the European Union Eurozone and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization A developed country with an advanced highincome economy Estonia has the highest gross domestic product per person among the former Soviet republics13 and is a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentEstonia ranks high in the Human Development Index6 and performs favourably in measurements of press freedom third in the world in 201214 economic freedom civil liberties and education Estonia is often described as one of the most wired countries in Europe1516 and is recognised as a leader in egovernment17Contentshide 1 Etymology2 History21 Prehistory22 Viking Age23 Danish Estonia24 Middle Ages25 Swedish Estonia26 National awakening and Russian Empire27 Declaration of independence28 World War II281 Soviet occupation282 German occupation29 Soviet Estonia210 Postindependence211 Territorial history timeline3 Geography31 Administrative divisions4 Politics41 Parliament42 Government43 Law44 Foreign relations45 Military5 Economy51 Historic development52 Resources53 Industry and environment54 Trade6 Demographics61 Urbanization62 Religion63 Society64 Languages65 Education and science7 Culture71 Literature72 Media73 Music74 Architecture
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