Location and facts

ESTONIA POSITIVELY SURPRISING
 


Estonia
lies along the Baltic Sea, just below Finland. Tallinn - Estonia’s capital city is only about 40 miles south of Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland. Sweden is Estonia's western neighbor across the Baltic. Russia is to the east, with St. Petersburg just across the north-eastern border. To the south is Latvia with its capital city Riga. You can depart from Tallinn's international airport and in less than two hours be in Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Riga, Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vilnius.
 
Narva – gateway to the European Union
 
The city of Narva is located in the East-Virumaa county, it is the third biggest city in Estonia and the biggest in the north-eastern part of Estonia. The population of Narva is 65 708 people (as of January 1, 2010). The uniqueness of Narva lies in its location on the border between the East and the West, between the European Union/Estonia and Russia, lying 210 kilometres from Tallinn and 130 kilometres from St. Petersburg.
The city borders the left bank of the River Narva, 14 km before it flows into the Gulf of Finland. The resort town of Narva-Jõesuu lies at the estuary of the River Narva.
On May 1, 2004 Estonia joined the European Union and consequently Narva became an important European border-city with great opportunities for business and tourism.