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ESTONIA

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ESTONIA

Bussines card
Name: Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik)
Capital city: Tallinn AREA: 45,227 km2
POPULATION: 1,286,479
Languages: EStonian (Võro, Setu)
Government: Parliamentary republic
President: Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Curency: EURO
Estonian KROON
Did you know?
Colours in the Estonian flag symbolize:
LOst independence
promise of a brighter future
ancient freedom
Forest in winter
True of False?
LANDMARKS
FOOD
Famous Estonians
National symbols
National flower
Blue cornflower
centáurea-azul
It took Estonians 1 year to choose the National flower (1967-68), they made a contest and evaluated flowers in various categories:
general popularity
decorative appearance
easy applicability as an artistic motif
domestic origin
National bird
barn swallow
Andorinha-das-chaminés
Did you know?
Did you know?
While the Barn Swallow is one of the most widespread species in the world, it is the national bird of estonia since 23 June 1960 as EStonian ornithologists organized a campaign to promote it.
National stone
Grey limestone
Calcário
Did you know?
National fish
Baltic herring
arenque
Did you know?
Estonians even have a declaration of limestone as the national stone of Estonia, based on various reasons, like:
- Most castles, churches, farm buildings, and countless stone fences are made of limestone
- Estonia lies on a thick layer of limestone
- Research on limestone has for centuries brought Estonian scientists international renown
Baltic herring was chosen in an online Poll and got 50`ooo Estonian votes
Estonia has more than one recognized capital city
True
False
There is free Wi-Fi everywhere in Estonia
Estonia is said to be the most religious country in Northern Europe
Estonians invented a sport that competes in swinging
Estonia has 3 independence days
Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world
Ancient Estonian myth suggests that the world was created by a bird
Culture capital
Summer Capital
Estonia is the
LEAST
religious country in the World
Only
14%
of the population claim to have any religious beliefs
Kiiking
invented in 1996 by Ado Kosk
Estonia has
2
independence days
Kaali Crater
It is assumed that most of the craters are as old as
4000
years
Scientists are still trying to explain why there are so many of them in Estonia
The impact energy of creating the
Kaali crater
is comparable with that of the
Hiroshima bomb
blast.
110 m
February 24, 1918
August 20, 1991
Independence from the Soviet Union
“Restoration of Independence Day.”
Estonia is an
e-country
– most people use e-banking, pay parking with a mobile phone and pay taxes, or even vote, online.
Free Internet is considered to be a
human right
in Estonia
Free wifi is almost everywhere, even in forest and rural places
SUN
Earth
MOON
BIRTH OF THE EARTH
Estonians have a Runic song about a bird laying 3 eggs, one of them symbolizes the EARTH
1
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
2
Kaali crater
3
Tallinn town hall
4
Kuressaare Castle
5
Valaste
waterfall
6
Tartu university
7
Elhakivi
8
Raekoja Plats
What are these things?
Decide if it is:
A Drink, A Dessert or A Main Course
ROSOLJE
PIRUKAD
LEIVASUPP
Kartulipõrsad
KISSEL
KOHUPIIMAKREEM
KALI
KEEFIR
Mõdu
Main courses
Desserts
Drinks
ROSOLJE
PIRUKAD
Kartulipõrsad
KISSEL
KOHUPIIMAKREEM
LEIVASUPP
KALI
Mõdu
KEEFIR
Johan Urb
A) Singer
B) Actor
C) Model
Johan Urb is Famous for acting in: californication, 2012, Knight Rider
Carmen Kass
A) Actress
B) Designer
C) Model
Carmen has been the face of Dior, Vicoria`s secret, vouge, Max factor..
Paul Keres
A) Chess player
B) Stamp collector
C) Engineer
Over 100,000 people attended his funeral (10% of the country’s entire population)
chess grandmaster, and a renowned chess writer
Ivo Linna
A) Writer
B) Politician
C) Singer
He represented Estonia in Eurovision song contest in 1996
Ornella Muti
Her mother was Estonian
A) Actress
B) Model
C) Singer
She is an oscar winning Italian actress
Kaia Kanepi
A) Singer
B) Athlete
C) Politician
She is the most successful estonian tennis player (16th in the world ranking)
Andrus Murumets
A) Athlete
B) Politician
C) Comedian
Estonian strongman, the 5th strongest man in the world in 2008
THank You for Your Attention!
Around 50% of Estonia is covered by forest
Estonia is the homeland of Skype, Hotmail and KaZaA
With a population of 1.3 million it is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe.
Estonians are very proud of their Vodka and Spirits
most popular brands are:
Saaremaa
Viru Vale
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