Flag of Estonia

Flag of Estonia

The flag of Estonia consists of a horizontal tricolor of cornflower blue, black, and white color. For the first time, it appeared in 1881 as a symbol of the student movement Vironia in Otepää. The blue color represents the Estonian sea, sky and lakes and sometimes it is also considered a symbol of honesty. Black should commemorate sorrows of the Estonian population but it also refers to the traditional black vest of local farmers. White indicates snow, which covers Estonian soil for a large part of the year, and it also expresses the desire for freedom. For this reason, the flag was banned by the Soviet regime between the years 1940 and 1990 and it has not been officially readopted until 1990 when Estonia became independent state.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Latvia Latvia Riga 2,003,900 64,600 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2

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Main information

Country
Estonia
Capital city
Tallinn
Population
1,311,870 (2014)
Total area
45,100 km2
Formation
20. 8. 1991
Highest point
Suur Munamägi (318 m)
GDP
$ 21,714 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
euro (EUR)
Code
EE (EST)
Calling code
+372
Internet TLD
.ee

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Estonsko (Tallin)
English
Estonia (Tallinn)
German
Estland (Tallinn (Reval))
French
Estonie (Tallinn)
Italian
Estonia (Tallinn)
Spanish
Estonia (Tallin)
Russian
Эстония (Таллин)
Slovak
Estónsko (Tallinn)
Polish
Estonia (Tallinn)
Portuguese
Estónia (Tallinn)
Chinese
爱沙尼亚 (塔林)
Japanese
エストニア (タリン)
Turkish
Estonya (Tallinn)
Norwegian
Estland (Tallinn)
Swedish
Estland (Tallinn)
Hungarian
Észtország (Tallinn)
Dutch
Estland (Tallinn)
Danish
Estland (Tallinn)
Finnish
Viro (Tallinna)
Hebrew
אסטוניה (טאלין)

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