EUROPE

Estonia Map

A map of Austria with major cities, rivers, lakes, airports, and highways. It also features a satellite and elevation map showing topographic features like its upland regions and its unique trans-boundary lakes.

REFERENCE

Estonia Political Map

Estonia is located in Northern Europe along the coast of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Riga. It borders just two countries including Latvia to the south and Russia to the east. It’s also separated by the Gulf of Finland with Scandinavia to the north. Tallinn is the capital and largest city in Estonia, just along the Gulf of Finland in the north. But Tartu has also been considered the cultural capital as well. It consists of several islands in the west coast. Specifically, Saaremaa and Hiiumaa are the two largest islands. But also Muhu, Vormsi, and Naissaar are smaller islands also off mainland Estonia.

IMAGERY

Estonia Satellite Map

Estonia occupies an area of 45,227 square kilometers (17,462 sq mi), which is similar in size to Denmark and Slovakia. Two of Estonia’s key features to reconfigure are its trans-boundary lakes and relatively low-lying terrain. First, Lake Peipus is the largest trans-boundary lake in all of Europe separating Estonia from Russia. Lake Vortsjarv is Estonia’s second-largest lake with an area of 270 square kilometers. Estonia’s longest rivers include the Võhandu, Pärna, and Põltsamaa.  More than 50% of Estonia is covered in forest making it one of greenest countries in Europe.

HILLSHADE

Estonia Elevation Map

The terrain in Estonia is mostly flat lowlands in the north. But as you move to the south, it’s hilly with several mountains in the southeast. Specifically, Suur Munamagi or “Big Egg Mountain” is Estonia’s highest point at 318 meters in height above sea level. From north to south, Estonia consists of three relatively low upland regions. First, the Pandivere Upland is a large hilly area in Northern Estonia. Next, the Otepää Upland is a mid-sized hilly area of higher elevation in Southern Estonia. Finally, the Haanja Upland is the most elevated region in Estonia and shares a border with Latvia.