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Estonia. Maria-Elisabeth Mihhin. Contents. Location Neighbour countries About Estonia Symbols of Estonia Religions The capital – Tallinn Tartu – “City of good thoughts”. L ocation. Neighbour countries. Neighbour coun t ries of Estonia are : Finland Sweden Russia Latvia.
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Estonia Maria-Elisabeth Mihhin
Contents • Location • Neighbour countries • About Estonia • Symbols of Estonia • Religions • The capital – Tallinn • Tartu – “City of good thoughts”
Neighbour countries Neighbour countries of Estonia are: • Finland • Sweden • Russia • Latvia
About Estonia • The territory of Estonia covers 45,227 km2 • President of Estonia is Toomas Hendrik Ilves • Population 1,286,540 • National currency is euro
Symbols of Estonia • Anthem “ Mu isamaa, mu õnn ja rõõm” (My Fatherland, my Happiness and Joy) Estonian flag Coat of arms
Religions • Lutherans - 152,000 • Orthodox christians -143,000 • Roman catholics -5,000 • Jehovah´s Witnesses - 4,268 • Adherents of Taaraism -1,000 • Jewish - 1,900 Around 68,000 people consider themselves atheists (75,7%).
The capital - Tallinn • Tallinn is the largest city of Estonia • It occupies an area of 159.2 km2 • population of 425,249
Old Town Tallinn is the oldest capital city in Northern Europe. It has buildings from the Middle Ages, which attract lots of tourists nowadays.
Toompea castle St. Olaf’s Church Tall Hermann
Tartu- City of Good Thoughts • Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia • It is home to Estonia's oldest and most renowned university • Population 104,109
Tartu University Town Hall Kissing Students
Achievements of Estonia • Invented Skype (August 2003) • Skype was written by Estonian developers Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, Danish Janus Friis, and Swedish Niklas Zennström. • Won 1st place in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001. • Tanel Padar and Dave Benton, along with 2XL, sang "Everybody" and received 198 points.
The Estonian Song Festival (In Estonian: Laulupidu) This is one of the largest amateur choral events in the world. The tradition of the song festival was bornalong with Estonian national awakening. The first national song festival was held in Tartu in the summer of 1869. It is held every five years in July on the Tallinn Song Festival Grounds