Estonia factsGeography quiz
On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres (370 mi). Where did it happen?
In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The demonstration called The Baltic Way marked the 50th anniversary of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany (which divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence and led to the occupation of the Baltic states in 1940). The chain connected the three Baltic capitals – Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn. Video footage taken from airplanes and helicopters showed an almost continuous line of people across the countryside. Few months later all three republics declared independence.
To which country does the island of Saaremaa belong?
Estonia. Saaremaa is the largest island in Estonia, measuring 2,673 km2 (1,032 sq mi). The main island of Saare County, it is located in the Baltic Sea, south of Hiiumaa island and west of Muhu island, and belongs to the West Estonian Archipelago. The island is called Saaremaa in Estonian, and in Finnish Saarenmaa—literally "isle land" or "island land".
In which country do the people of Seth live?
In Estonia. People appearing in the south-east of Estonia. The ancient ethnic group, which has a distinct culture, language and other beliefs, was also able to preserve its traditions, even though it was torn out of Estonia and incorporated into the USSR. The name of the group is most likely from the Estonian language, from the phrase "ei see, ei too" ("ni ni, sio"), which meant "neither an Estonian nor a Russian".
This 15th century Gothic town hall is a symbol of...
Tallinn. The Tallinn Town Hall, completed in 1404, is a building in the Tallinn Old Town, Estonia. It is the oldest town hall in the Northern Europe and has been on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1997.
What is the capital city of Estonia?
Tallinn. For most of its history, Talinn was named Reval (since its founding in 1248 until 1918 and again during the Nazi occupation of Estonia from 1941 to 1944). The city was a major trade hub within the Hanseatic League.
Which of these countries belong to Scandinavia?
None of the above. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. However, in English usage, the term also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, which is always known locally as the Nordic countries.