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Estonia is the northernmost Baltic Republic, and although smaller than Lithuania and Latvia, it has the longest coastline of three States. It is bordered to the north and west by the Baltic Sea, to the east by Russia and to the south by Latvia. Its landscape includes many forests, more than 1,400 lakes and 1,500 islands.
Facts and Figures
|Area||44,227 sq km (17,462 sq miles).|
|Capital||Tallinn – population 397,150 (2003).|
|Language||Estonian is the official language. Most people also speak Russian, which is the mother tongue of around 30 per cent of the population.|
|Time||GMT +1 and +2 (summertime)|
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