Marinas and Water Tourism Promotion Programs for the Eastern Baltic Sea in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania

Marinas and Water Tourism Promotion Programs for the Eastern Baltic Sea in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Estonia has recently shaken off 700 years of oppression. Starting with the Crusaders in the 12th century, successive empires battled for and conquered the land. Danes, Germans, Swedes, Poles and Russians all have ruled and left their mark. The…

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Marinas and Water Tourism Promotion Programs for the Eastern Baltic Sea in Estonia Latvia and Lithuania Estonia has recently shaken off 700 years of oppression. Starting with the Crusaders in the 12th century, successive empires battled for and conquered the land. Danes, Germans, Swedes, Poles and Russians all have ruled and left their mark. The population of Estonia is ca, 1,5 millions. The capital of Estonia is Tallinn with more than 460 000 citizens. Estonians are essentially straightforward, honest and polite. They are Finno-Ugric people and their beautiful language is unrelated to Indo-European tongues. They have the world`s best choirs. The official language is Estonian, but most of people can speak Russian, too. English and Finnish are also spoken by many people. The area of Estonia is 45 200 sq.km, from West to East 350 km, from North to South 240 km. There are many islands off the coast area (about 1500), the biggest are Saaremaa -2670 sq.km , Hiiumaa -990 sq.km, Muhu -200 sq.km and Vormsi -93 sq.km.

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