Estonia is an extraordinary country in Europe that has survived great challenges to become what is it today – a cultural and historical center. Located in the northern part of Europe, the Baltic country often remains under the radar of the most tourists, but we love Estonia and that’s why we decided to make a list with 10 facts about Estonia that you may not know. If you have ever wanted to visit this country, may be 2016 is the time to finally do it.

#1 Almost 50% of Estonia’s territory is covered by forests.

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#2 The Estonian capital Tallinn was the first city of its size to provide free public transportation to its citizens.

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#3 Only 14% of the Estonian population claims any religious beliefs.
 That makes Estonia one of the least religious countries in the world.

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#4 The home of Skype is Estonia. It’s also where Hotmail and KaZaA were born.

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#5 The nation has the largest collection of folklore songs in the world with over 133,000 songs.

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#6 Estonia is one of the few countries in Europe that has introduced online voting since 2005.

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#7 Children start learning programming at age 6 and the adult population literacy rate is 99.8%.

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#8 The Old Town of the capital Tallinn is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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#9  Estonia is the land of the women! Ladies outnumber men by 9,5% (and they are gorgeous!)

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#10 If you’re already thinking about moving to Estonia, here is another fact – the country does not allow dual citizenship.

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