Inhabitants - 1,282,963 (July 2011)
Language - Estonian (official) 67.3%, Russian 29.7%, other 2.3%, unknown 0.7%.
Currency - EURO (EUR)
Religion - Evangelical Lutheran 13.6%, Orthodox 12.8%, other Christian (including Methodist, Seventh- Day Adventist, Roman Catholic, Pentecostal) 1.4%, unaffiliated 34.1%, other and unspecified 32%, none 6.1 %.
- Politics in Estonia takes place under the framework of a parliamentary, representative and democratic republic, in which the Prime Minister of Estonia is the head of government, which involves a multi-party system. Legislative power is vested in the Estonian parliament. Executive power is exercised by the government which is led by the Prime Minister. The judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. Estonia is a member of the UN, European Union and NATO, among others.