#23 ESTONIA

2013 TALLINN MARATHON, ESTONIA: 4:30:12 (2013-09-08)


Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Biking-Viking-730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=736435643178440

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/tallinn-marathon-estonia-2013-09-08/

ESTONIA

Capital: Tallinn

Population: 1,34 million

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Famous people from Estonia:

Kristina Smigun (skier)

Fun facts about Estonia:

Estonia is the homeland of Skype, Hotmail and KaZaA.

Estonia was the first country in the world to use online political voting.

Estonia has two Independence Days. It first achieved independence from the Soviet Union on February 24, 1918 and again on August 20, 1991 after 51 years of occupation. The second date is known as the “Restoration of Independence Day.”

Estonia is the least religious country in the world with only 14% of the population claiming any religious beliefs.

Almost 50% of Estonia is covered by forest.

Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.

Chess Grandmaster Paul Keres was born in Estonia. When he died in 1975, over 100,000 people attended his funeral (10% of the country’s entire population).

Out of the nearly 200 countries in the world, Estonia ranks in the second place with a literacy rate of 99.8%.

Logistic:

https://www.tripadvisor.se/Tourism-g274958-Tallinn_Harju_County-Vacations.html

There are many inexpensive options in Tallinn. I stayed at the ”party hostel” The Monks Bunk just a minute walk from the start. A great place with a lot of fun people.