Map of Estonia
Map of Estonia

Introduction to Estonia

The Republic of Estonia, or Estonia (Estonian: Eesti Vabariik or Eesti) is a country in Northern Europe and a member state of European Union since 2004. It is separated from Finland in the north by the narrow Gulf of Finland and from Sweden in the west by the middle part of the Baltic Sea. Estonia has land borders with its fellow Baltic country Latvia to the south and Russia to the east.

Estonia lies on the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea on the level northwestern part of the rising east European platform between 57.3° and 59.5° N and 21.5° and 28.1° E. Average elevation reaches only 50 m, and the country's highest point is the Suur Munamägi in the southeast (318 m).
Flag of Estonia
Flag of Estonia

Official Canadian government advisories for travelling to, in and around Estonia

Petty crime, such as pickpocketing, purse-snatching, and mugging, occurs. Thieves often target tourists in airports, train stations, and other public areas, especially during the summer tourist season. Violent crime occurs, but foreigners are not usually targeted. Avoid parks, poorly lit streets, and certain areas of Tallinn, including Kopli, Lasnamäe, and Kadriorg, after dark. Theft of vehicles or their contents is common. Keep vehicles locked and in guarded parking lots overnight. Ensure personal belongings, passports, and other travel documents are secure. Do not show signs of affluence. Canadians should carry identification at all times. For emergency assistance, call 112.
Country Data
Population 1,341,664
Capital City Tallinn (Estonia)
Major Cities(s) Tallinn
Major Religion(s) Evangelical Lutheran, Russian Orthodox, Estonian Orthodox, Baptist, Methodist, Seventh-Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal, Word of Life, Jewish
Physical Size 45,226 km²
Land Area 43,211 km²
Water Area 2,015 km²