Estonia is a small yet proud Baltic nation situated along the northeastern coast of Europe. Bordered by the Baltic Sea, Finland and Latvia, the country is known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and European-style chic. Estonia is home to a population of just over 1.3 million people. Estonian is the national language, but English is widely spoken and understood. Though small, Estonia is one of the most high-tech countries in the world, boasting the highest number of start-ups per capita in the European Union and boasting the world’s fastest Internet. As a country that highly values its independence, seven percent of Estonia is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its sweeping forests, sandy beaches, and winding rivers, Estonia is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Visitors can enjoy hiking, bird-watching, and sea kayaking along the coastline. Nature-lovers will also be pleased to find rich flora and fauna, including lynx, brown bears, and many species of trout.