information about state
ESTONIA - GENERAL INFORMATION
Population: 1 314 664
GNP: + 9,6% (2005)
Official Language: Estonian
The Republic of Estonia is situated in northern Europe and is the most northern country of Baltic republics.
Estonian Republic is a Parliament democracy. It is divided into 15 regions. Estonia entered on 1st May 2004, together with other 9 countries, into European Union and two month earlier to NATO.
For the country in Estonia is typical rugged coast line with nearly 1500 islands. You find here over 1400 lakes in inland, numerous rivers, moistures and mild undulated hills reaching only about 300 m of heights.
The climate is cold and influenced by Baltic Sea.
Czech Tourists can receive be in Estonia the medical care on base of European Certificate of Health Assurance or standard commercial insurance. Till the Card is not issued, the citizens can take – with the Insurance Agency – the Form E 111 ( students who intend to study in Estonia can ask for Form E 128).
Roads condition in towns is not good. The surface is often uneven with many wash-outs.
The roads outside the communities are in comparatively good condition. The surface of roads of the 2ns category is sandy or gravelled.
In winter there are problems with removing of snow.
In Estonia there are several dailies, one of this is public, but this is, unfortunately, publish in very small quantity of copies. On the Market there is one public TV station and several commercial TV stations.
Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.