Flag of Estonia (GIF)


The national flag of Estonia is a tri-colored flag consisting of three equal horizontal blue (top), black, and white bands. Blue represents the sky over the country. Black represents the commitment of Estonians to their homeland and their destiny. White symbolizes purity, hard work, and loyalty. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 7:11, and the flag was adopted in 1918.

In its coat of arms, the three blue lions on the golden shield symbolize the country's courage in its struggles for freedom and are surrounded by oak branches, symbolizing Estonia's perseverance, strength, and freedom.

The Estonia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. Its capital is Tallinn, and its population is about 1,324,000.

The waving flag of Estonia with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Tallinn (pop. 435,000)
Other major cities:Tartu (97,000)
Official languages:Estonian
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:68.5% Estonians
24.8% Russians
1.8% Ukrainians
0.9% Belarusians
0.6% Finns
3.4% Others
Religion:54.14% Non-religious
16.15% Eastern Orthodoxy
9.91% Lutheranism
2.00% Other Christians
1.25% Other religions
16.55% Undeclared
Demonym:Estonian
Area:45,227 km²
(17,462 sq mi)
Population:1,324,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti lipp ja vapp; Russian: Флаг и герб Эстонии), GIF

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