The Republic of Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe located on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. It belongs to the EU and adopted the euro on January 1st, 2011. The official language is Estonian, although Estonians tend to be at least bilingual.
Estonia is among the least populated countries in Europe. Almost half of Estonia is covered in forests and one fifth of its mainland area consists of bogs and mires. Estonians tend to have a special connection to nature and all the creatures living in it. It is not uncommon to see foxes, rabbits and deer even on a simple drive from Tallinn to Tartu. On the other hand, Estonia is also considered one of the most digitized countries in Europe.
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, and over 30% of the Estonian population lives there. The city’s historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. The Raeapteek at the Town Hall Square is Europe’s oldest continuously operating pharmacy, having been open since 1422.
Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and is known as a student town because the national university of Estonia, the University of Tartu, is located there, and a large proportion of the seasonal inhabitants of Tartu are students.