The Republic of Estonia is a sovereign country located in the Baltic region of northern Europe. Estonia is bordered to the north, across the Gulf of Finland, by Finland. To the west Estonia is bordered by Sweden, to the south by Latvia, and to the east by the Russian Federation. Estonia is one the most scenic of the three Baltic States. It is famed for its enormous forests, beautiful wetlands, and remote offshore islands. The people of Estonia pride themselves on being one of Europe’s most friendly and forward-thinking populations.
Estonia is nearly energy independent, supplying over 90% of its electricity needs with locally mined shale oil. Alternative energy sources including wood, peat, and biomass make up approximately 9% of the remaining energy production. Telecommunications, textiles, chemical products, banking, fishing, timber, shipbuilding, electronics, and transportation are key sectors of the economy. There is a large selection of executive office space that supports these industries. Notable companies in Estonia include BLRT Grupp, Edelaraudtee, A. Le Coq, Estonia Piano Factory, and Liviko.
Entertainment And Dining Out
White sandy beaches, pools, and lakes abound within Estonia and are popular throughout warmer seasons. Cross-country skiing is a popular sport in the winter. One of the best places to cross-country ski is the resort town of Otepaa, which is the home of the cross-country skiing world cup. Estonia has a wide range of national dishes available, especially in larger towns. Some of the specialties are sult - jellied veal, taidetud vasikarind - roast stuffed shoulder of veal, rosolje - vinaigrette with herring and beets, braised goose stuffed with apples and plums, and verivorst - blood sausage.
The national airline for this country is Estonian Air. The average flight time from London to Tallinn is 3 hours. There are international rail routes from Estonia. Run by GoRail, a nightly train connects to Moscow; the journey typically takes 16 hours. Getting to Estonia by boat can be done through the main port of Tallinn, where ferries operate to Helsinki (Finland); travel time is usually 2 hours 30 minutes. Travel time to Rostok (Germany) and Stockholm (Sweden) is 15 hours.