or Esthonia geographical name country N Europe bordering on Baltic Sea; one of the Baltic Provinces of Russia 1721-1917, an independent republic 1918-40, a constituent republic ( Estonian Republic) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1940-91 capital Tallinn area 17,413 square miles (45,100 square kilometers), population 1,536,000

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