MICE CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE

ESTONIA

ESTONIA

AREA and LOCATION

Estonia, officially Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik) is a Baltic country located in Northern Europe. It is bordered by the Gulf of Finland to the north, the Baltic Sea to the west, Latvia to the south and the Russian Federation to the east. It extends over an area of 45,228 square km. Estonians are Finnic, their language is related to Finnish.

 

BORDERING COUNTRIES

Russian Federation (338 km), Latvia (343 km),

 

THE CAPITAL CITY and MAJOR CITIES

Tallinn, which is the largest city of Estonia has a population of 413,782 inhabitants. Other large cities include Tartu (101,169 inhabitants, Tartumaa Region); Narva (68,680 inhabitants, Ida-Virumaa Region) and Kohlta- Jarve (47,679 inhabitants, Ida-Virumaa Region);

 

CLIMATE

Estonia has a temperate seasonal climate.

 

AREA CODE

+372

 

CURRENCY

Estonian kroon (EEK)

 

DISTANCES

Tallinn is situated 386 km from Stockholm, 280 km from Riga,

89 km from Helsinki and 865 km from Moscow.

 

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

General emergency line 112

Police 110

Ambulance 112

Fire Service 112

Toll-free telephone numbers in Estonia begin with 800

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/

Tartu Airport

http://airport.u.nu/TAY

Kuressaare International Airport
http://www.kuressaare-airport.ee/

 

LANGUAGE

The official language is Estonian (Finnic language group). 25.6 % of the population is a Russian ethnic minority.

 

MOBILE OPERATORS

EMT http://www.emt.ee,

Elisa http://www.elisa.ee
Tele2 http://www.tele2.ee/

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS (2010)

1 Jan New Year’s Day, 24 Feb Independence Day, 2 Apr Good Friday, 1 May May Day, 24 May Whit Sunday (Pentecost), 23 Jun Võidupüha (Victory Day – anniversary of the Battle of Võnnu), 24 Jun Midsummer’s Day/Jaanipäev (St John’s Day), 20 Aug Restoration of Independence Day, 25 Dec – 26 Dec Jõulud (Christmas) and Boxing Day.

 

POLITICAL SYSTEM
Parliamentary republic, since May 1, 2004 – part of the European Union (independence from Russia – 20 August 1991)

 

POPULATION

1,340,021 (2010 est.)

 

POWER NETWORK
230 V/50 Hz, Two round pins plug

 

PRESIDENT

Kersti Karjulaid

 

RAIL TRANSPORT
Estonian Railways
http://www.evr.ee/?lang=en

 

ROAD TRANSPORT

BUS:
Go Bus

http://www.gobus.ee/

RENT A CAR:
Advantec Autorent

http://www.advantage.ee/

 

SMOKING

As of June 5, 2007 smoking in restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs and casinos is allowed only at outdoor terraces or in closed-off smoking rooms.

 

TAXIS
It is advisable to order taxis by phone to avoid overpricing.

Tallink yellow Mercedes and Audi cars

Tulika usually white Toyota Avensis

Taksopark black Mercedes

Sõbra

Marabu

Krooni highest rated taxi company (Oct.2009) according to Taksod.net

 

 

TIME

Standard time zone: Easter European Time (EET), UTC/GMT + 2 hours, Summer (DST) –  EEST (UTC + 3)

 

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