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Estonia

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Estonia (ĕstōˈnēə) [key], Estonian Eesti, officially Republic of Estonia, republic (2005 est. pop. 1,333,000), 17,413 sq mi (45,100 sq km). It borders on the Baltic Sea in the west; the gulfs of Riga and Finland (both arms of the Baltic) in the southwest and north, respectively; Latvia in the south; and Russia in the east. Tallinn is the capital and largest city. In addition to the capital, other important cities are Tartu, Narva, Parnu, and Viljandi.

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