Updated at: Mar 19, 2020
Tallinn is the capital of Estonia. The population is 440 000 people and is situated on the northern coast of Estonia, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Nearest capitals and major cities are Helsinki, Stockholm and Saint Petersburg. Historic Centre (Old Town) of Tallinn is listed in UNESCO World Heritage List.
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of Estonia is a country in Northern Europe. The territory of Estonia is
45 227 km2. Estonia is a democratic parliamentary republic divided into
fifteen counties, with its capital and largest city being Tallinn.
Population is 1.3 million people. Estonia is the member of the European Union, Eurozone and the Schengen Area.
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Estonia is in the Eastern European Time Zone, 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).
in most states in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in
Estonia. The time is shifted forward by 1 hour, which is 3 hours ahead
of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).
Climate and weather
lies in the transition zone between maritime and continental climate
and is influenced by the heat content of the northern Atlantic Ocean.
Therefore Estonia has much milder climate compared to areas in Northern
America and Asia located in the same latitude.
The average air temperature in June is 15°C. Be
ready for rainfall, and bring along water and wind proof close.
June in Estonia is also the time of “white nights”, when there is 18 hours of daylight.
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2011, the official currency in Estonia is euro. Currency can be
exchanged in bank and currency exchange offices available in Tallinn
Airport as well as most of large supermarkets.
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Free Wi-Fi areas are widely spread in Estonia. For free Wi-Fi areas in Tallinn please see here
The current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin plugs are in use.
The national code of Estonia is 372.
For international calls to Estonia from abroad dial: 00 or “+” and 372
For international calls from Estonia to abroad dial: 00 or “+” and the national code of the receiving country.
For police or emergency, please call 112
official language is Estonian, which is a Finno-Ugric language closely
related to Finnish and the Sami languages, and distantly to Hungarian.
Foreign languages are widely spoken in Estonia. Mostly English and Russian are spoken but many also speak Finnish and German.
Estonia has right-hand traffic.
Estonia is the member of the Schengen Area.
No visa is required for the citizens of
the EU, EEA and many other countries. For further information, please visit here.
Visitors who need a visa should apply for a standard Schengen visa. We
recommend applying as soon as possible. Please find information about visa requirements here and
Estonian representations around the world here.
You need a
valid passport to enter Estonia. Passports must have at least six months
validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel
International Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport is located conveniently close to the city centre.
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It is possible to travel to Tallinn by ferry from Helsinki and Stockholm.
Viking Line http://www.vikingline.ee/
Bus companies operating the international routes:
Lux Express Grupp http://www.luxexpress.ee/en
Please see also information on Tallinn bus station website here