Capital: Tallinn

Estonia, a country of great scenic beauty with many forests, lakes and islands, is bordered by the Baltic Sea, the Russia and Latvia. Tallinn, the ancient city and capital, has many historical and architectural monuments, particularly in the old town center which is dominated by the steeple of the medieval Town Hall (14th 15th centuries), the oldest in northern Europe.

Language: Estonian is the official language. In addition to Russian, the most common foreign languages are English, Finnish and German.

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are in use.

Climate: Temperate climate, but with considerable temperature variations. Summer is warm with relatively mild weather in spring and autumn. Winter, which lasts from November to mid-March, can be very cold. Rainfall is distributed throughout the year with the heaviest rainfall in August. Heavy snowfalls are common in the winter months.