Estonia is a country 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 consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands and islets in the Baltic Sea, covering 45,339 km2 of land, and is influenced by a humid continental climate. Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into fifteen counties, with its capital and largest city being Tallinn. With a population of 1.3 million. Ethnic Estonians are a Finnic people and the official language, Estonian, is a Finno-Ugric language closely related to Finnish and the Sami languages and distantly to Hungarian. A developed country with an advanced, high-income economy and high living standards, Estonia ranks very high in the Human Development Index and performs favourably in measurements of economic freedom, civil liberties, education, and press freedom. Estonia is often described as one of the most wired countries in Europe.

My first visit to Estonia was a very cold day in December 1989. We spent most of the time in a car driving around in the snow covered city or inside with a hot cup of coffee. But I enjoyed the stay. It took a while until my next visit, but October 2015 I returned and this time the weather was great and we visited both Pärnu and Tallinn. I've kept the page from the first visit as it is and the new ones have got their own place. Hope you will enjoy the visit to this interesting country and city.

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  Visit 1989   Pärnu   Tallinn   Various art  
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