Area: 45 226 sq.km.
Population: 1 294 236 ppl.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Time zone: UTC+2/+3
Phone code: +372
Estonia is officially known as the Republic of Estonia. It is a state located in the northern part of Europe, by the North-Eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, which is washed by the Gulf of Finland and Gulf of Riga. Country shared borders with the following countries: Russia (East), Latvia (South).
In the northern part, in the Finnish Gulf, the country has a sea border with Finland. Northern and western parts are washed by the Baltic Sea. Country is a member of the European UNI0N, NATO and the member of the Schengen Agreement.
Administratively Estonia is divided into 15 counties, led by the county governor (appointed for five years by the Government of the Republic on the proposal of the Minister of Regional Affairs) and subdivided into 241 local municipalities, 39 are from, which are urban and 202 rural municipalities.
According to the current constitution, which was adopted in 1992, Estonia is an independent democratic parliamentary republic, where supreme power resides in its people.
Legislative power belongs to the Riigikogu - unicameral parliament, which includes 101 deputies who are elected by proportion through equal and direct elections. The head of state is the President of the Republic, who is elected for five years, and is allowed to serve not more than two consecutive terms.