Country Profile - Estonia

Name: Republic of Estonia

Location: Northern Europe

Time: IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs

Capital: Tallinn

Language: Estonian (official) 67.3%, Russian 29.7%, other 2.3%, unknown 0.7% (2000 census)

Area: 45,227 sq kms

Population: 1,282,963 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 24 Feb (Independence Day)

Currency: Estonian Kroon (EEK).

Climate: Temperate climate, but with considerable temperature variations. Summer is warm with relatively mild weather in spring and autumn. Winter, which lasts from November to mid-March, can be very cold. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall in August. Heavy snowfalls are common in the winter months.

Holidays: January 01 New Year's Day. 24 Feb Independence Day. 24 Jun Midsummer's Day/Jaanipäev (St John's Day). 20 Aug Restoration of Independence Day. 25 Dec Jõulud (Christmas).

Airline Name: Estonian Airlines (OV)

International Airports: Tallinn (TLL)