środa, 4 września 2013

Estonia 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, and to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia. Across the Baltic Sea lies Sweden in the west and Finland in the north. The territory of Estonia covers 45,227 km2, and is influenced by a humid continental climate. The Estonians are a Finnic people, and the official language, Estonian, is a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish, and distantly to Hungarian.

Did you know that:
1. Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
2. Estonia is the homeland of Skype, Hotmail and KaZaA.
3. All Estonian schools are connected to the Internet.
4. Chess Grandmaster Paul Keres was born in Estonia. When he died in 1975, over 100,000 people attended his funeral (10% of the country’s entire population).
5. Out of the nearly 200 countries in the world, Estonia ranks in the second place with a literacy rate of 99.8%.
6. They have the biggest collection of folk songs in the world with written records of 133,000 folk songs.
7. Estonia produces quality vodka and boasts Viru Valge and Saaremaa as its most popular brands.

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