Flag of Estonia (GIF)

The national flag of Estonia (Estonian: Eesti lipp) consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, with blue at the top, black in the middle, and white at the bottom. The blue stripe symbolizes the country's bright skies and numerous lakes, while the black stripe represents the historical struggles and darker times in Estonia's past. The black also represents the commitment of Estonians to their homeland and their destiny. The white stripe signifies the aspiration for a brighter future and the hope for peace and prosperity. The flag, often referred to as the "Blue, Black, and White," has deep historical and national significance, serving as a powerful emblem of Estonian identity and independence. It was first adopted in the late 19th century during the Estonian national awakening, gaining prominence during the country's path to sovereignty, and remains a symbol of unity, freedom, and resilience to this day.

Adopted:November 21, 1918
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇪🇪

The coat of arms of Estonia features a golden shield with three blue lions, which are commonly referred to as the "Estonian lions." These lions represent the nation's bravery and resilience in its historical struggles for freedom and independence. Surrounding the shield are oak branches, symbolizing Estonia's enduring strength, perseverance, and the firmness of its people in the pursuit of freedom. The coat of arms of Estonia is a powerful symbol of national identity, embodying the country's historical journey towards sovereignty and its enduring commitment to freedom and independence.

The Estonia flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Estonia, officially the Republic of Estonia, is a sovereign state in northern Europe. Its capital is Tallinn, and its population is about 1.329 million (2021). According to its land and sea borders, it borders with Finland, Latvia, Russia, and Sweden.

The waving flag of Estonia with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Tallinn
Other major city:Tartu
Official language:Estonian
Region:Northern Europe
Ethnic groups:68.5% Estonians,
24.8% Russians,
1.8% Ukrainians,
0.9% Belarusians,
0.6% Finns,
3.4% Others
Religions:54.14% non-religious,
16.15% Eastern Orthodoxy,
9.91% Lutheranism,
2.00% other Christians,
1.25% other religions,
16.55% undeclared
Nationality name:Estonian
Area:45,227 km²
(17,462 sq mi)
Population:1.329 million (2021)
Country codes:EE, EST (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ee
Calling code:+372

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

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Estonia
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Estonia

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