Did you know? Interesting facts about Tallinn, Estonia!

  • According to the WHO survey on air quality conducted in 2011, Estonia´s air is thecleanest in the world.
  • Almost 50% of Estonia is covered by forest.

  • As of 1st of April 2013, the number public wireless Internet or Wi-Fi hotspots in Estonia was nearly 1200.
  • The Skype software was created by Estonians.
  • The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence is located in Tallinn
  • In 2013, 99 % of the bank transfers were performed electronically and 95 % of the income tax declarations were submitted through the e-Tax Board.
  • Average temperature in July +17.9 °C (2011)
  • Average temperature in February –2.7 °C
  • Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
  • Highest point in Estonia, the „ Big Egg Mountain “reaches only 318 m above the sea level.
  • Most popular souvenirs to take home with you are juniper tree wooden utensils, traditional linen items and delicious marzipan with healing powers.
  • Estonian have the biggest collection of folk songs in the world with written records of 133,000 folk songs.

  • Estonian Arvo Pärt is the most performed contemporary composer in the world.
  • Estonians traditionally eat blood sausages on Christmas Eve.
  • The Estonian´s sense of humor is often hard to figure out being close to the British
  • An average Estonian loves nature activities, theater and reading during their spare time
  • Once every five years the Estonians gather for a weekend in Tallinn for an emotional manifest of pride for their country through singing and dancing during the wonderful Song and Dance Festival.