The Republic of Estonia
is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. The boundaries
of the land are formed by the Gulf of Finland to the North,
Russia to the East, Latvia to the South and the Baltic Sea to
the West. Across the Baltic Sea are Sweden and Finland. Estonia
is the most northern and smallest of the three Baltic countries
- comprising of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. It is a predominantly
flat country that becomes hilly to the southeast.
The country became independent in 1918. 1,340,021 people
inhabit Estonia (2010). The major religion is the Evangelical
Lutheran Church comprising 13.6% of the population. The Eastern
Orthodox Church has 12.8% of the total population. 0.5% are
Catholic. There are 4,268 Jehovah's Witnesses.