Estonia was the first country in the world to use online political voting. Fact 3: Estonia has two Independence Days. It first achieved independence from the Soviet Union on February 24, 1918 and again on August 20, 1991 after 51 years of occupation.
Why is Estonia so popular?
Estonia has been the most successful of the former communist‐controlled countries, in part because of excellent political leadership since independence, including the remarkable Mart Laar — the father of the economic reform, who served as prime minister from 1992–1994, and again from 1999–2002.
Do they speak English in Estonia?
This so-called “elven” language is spoken by around 1.1 million people globally. Estonia has one of the highest literacy rates in the world at 99.8% and nearly everyone speaks a foreign language, most commonly English and Russian, but also Finnish, German or Swedish.
What race are Estonians?
Estonians (Estonian: eestlased) are a Finnic ethnic group native to Estonia who speak the Estonian language and share a common culture and history.
Are Estonians tall?
An average Estonian is 175.13cm (5 feet 8.94 inches) tall. Estonian males are an average 181.59cm tall (5 feet 11.49 inches) tall. Estonian females are an average 168.67cm (5 feet 6.40 inches) tall.