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Flag of Estonia

Flag of Estonia

On May 8, 1990, the Estonia flag was formally accepted by the unitary parliamentary republic. The color blue signifies loyalty, and the country's lovely blue skies, seas and lakes. The color black in Estonia flag represents the past domination and the fertile soil, and white signifies virtue, winter snows, and Estonia's long struggle for freedom and independence.

Estonia's coat of arms is an excellent shield, surrounded by oak branches, with three blue lions loaded on top of each other. The first of the three lions means the courage in the fight for independence during early times, the second for revolts in Harjumaa, and the third fight for freedom during modern times. The oak branches characterize perseverance and strength.

History of Estonia Flag

When the Soviet Union engrossed Estonia in 1940, the blue-black-white flag was forbidden, but most Estonians resented the following imposition of Soviet Red Banner designs. Thus, with the undoing of Soviet controls in the 1980s, the Estonian government documented the old blue-black-white colors on June 23, 1988. The flag itself was readopted on October 20 that year, and it wholly replaced the Soviet Estonian flag on May 8, 1990. Memory of the 1918–40 flag had been kept flourishing by Estonians in exile in Sweden, the United States, and elsewhere.

Estonia Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

A symbolic-interpretation made for the flag colors explain that blue is for the vaulted blue sky, the black for attachment to the soil. In addition, other colors means homeland as well as the fate of Estonians — for periods black with doubts and white for cleanliness, hard work, and commitment.

About Estonia

Estonia is located in Northern Europe. The country is bordered to the east by Lake Peipus and Russia, to the west by the Baltic Sea with Sweden on the other side, to the north by the Gulf of Finland with Finland on the other side, and to the south by Latvia. The nation has 13.2 lacs and population density of 32 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Estonia has a unitary parliamentary republic government. The official language is Estonian and the currency Euro. Estonia comprises of two letters Estonia code i.e. EE and its three letters Estonia code is EST and in digits it is 233. The calling code is +372 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Estonia is UTC +03 hours.

Being a parliamentary republic, Estonia comprises a total of eleven independent provinces.

Estonia Country Information

Country Estonia
Continent Europe
Official languages Estonian
Capital Tallinn (Reval)
Currency Euro € (EUR)

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Estonia Time Zones

CET UTC+02:00
CEST UTC+03:00

Estonia Codes

Internet TLD EE
Three-letter country code EST
Three-digit country code 233
Calling code +372