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Estonia Geography

Almost completely surrounded by water, much of Estonia's land is low and flat (close to sea level).

Estonia has 3,794 km (2,357 mi) of coastline indented by numerous bays, straits, and inlets. The number of islands and islets is estimated at some 1,500; most are small with a few large islands off the western coastline.

Central and south, the land is hillier, rising to its highest point - the Munamagi - at 1,042 ft. (318m). The country's average elevation reaches only 50 meters (164 ft).

Over 1,400 small lakes dot the western parts of the country. The largest lakes includes Peipus and Pskov, (shared with Russia) and Lake Vorts-Jarv.

Rivers of size include the Emojogi, Manamagi and Parnu.

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.