Description flag of Estonia
pre-1940 flag restored by Supreme Soviet in May 1990 - three equal horizontal bands of blue (top), black, and white
Eesti Vabariik (long)
Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
Estonian(s) (noun) Eesti (adjective)
Estonian (official) 67.3%, Russian 29.7%, other 2.3%, unknown 0.7% (2000 census)
1,307,605 ranked 154, (data 2008)
the mainland terrain is flat, boggy, and partly wooded; offshore lie more than 1,500 islands. The lowest point is Baltic Sea 0 m.
633km, Latvia 343 km, Russia 290 km.
15 counties (maakonnad, singular - maakond): Harjumaa (Tallinn), Hiiumaa (Kardla), Ida-Virumaa (Johvi), Jarvamaa (Paide), Jogevamaa (Jogeva), Laanemaa (Haapsalu), Laane-Virumaa (Rakvere), Parnumaa (Parnu), Polvamaa (Polva), Raplamaa (Rapla), Saaremaa (Kuressaare), Tartumaa (Tartu), Valgamaa (Valga), Viljandimaa (Viljandi), Vorumaa (Voru)
counties have the administrative center name following in parentheses
20 August 1991 (from Soviet Union)