The Republic of Estonia is a country located in the Baltic region of Western Europe. The country is bordered by the Baltic Sea, Finland and Latvia and became a member of the European Union in 2004. Estonia is often considered to be one of Europe’s most connected countries in terms of the number of citizens with internet access and mobile devices.
Estonia has a high income economy and performs well in terms of economic freedom and education. Although the country was hit by the 2008 financial crisis, Estonia saw strong economic growth in 2011, which is set to continue. With a GDP of $24.48 billion, Estonia has a strong information technology sector along with notable business, oil shale energy and service sectors. The service sector alone employees 60% of the workforce with the country having a relatively low unemployment rate overall. The country also produces around 75% of the electricity they use.
In 2013 14.94 million tourists visited Estonia overnight. Popular tourist destinations include the country’s medieval capital city, Tallinn, which features well preserved medieval structures, and Estonia’s many islands and coastlines.
The serviced apartment industry is particularly popular within the country’s capital city, Tallinn. With a range of apartment types featuring a variety of facilities, serviced apartments are ideal for business travellers looking for accommodation catered to their individual needs. Serviced accommodation offers corporate travellers the perfect alternative to a hotel room.
Population: 1.3 million
Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
Dominant religion: Non-religious/ Christianity
Time zone: (UTC+2)
Main exports: Machinery and electrical equipment
Internet domain: .ee
International dial code: +372