Talk:Estonia

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Formatting and language conventions

For articles about Estonia, please use the 24-hour clock to show times, e.g. 09:00-12:00 and 18:00-00:00.

Please show prices in this format: €100, and not not EUR 100, 100 euro or 100€.

Please use British spelling.

For future reference the Project:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Estonia/CIA World Factbook 2002 import.


Health and safety - ticks?[edit]

Should something be added about ticks? They're a real problem and one that travellers might want to be aware of, especially with all the talk about enjoying the forests and wild nature. (WT-en) Mustikas 03:32, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

Definitely. Please plunge forward and write a warning and useful precautions to take. (WT-en) Ikan Kekek 03:33, 12 May 2012 (EDT)

Canada[edit]

I heard that Canadians are not "blacklisted" from the list of favoured nations for residing in Estonia for some time. Would be good if someone could check this.

Years ago there was a problem with Canada causing displease in Estonia, partly because of treatment, if I remember correctly, of our president during unofficial trip to this American nation visiting local Estonian community. Sharp words were spoken by him them also. I don't know if Canada - at least as NATO ally and perhaps greatest 2 World War refuge - was since restored in its rightful position. This seems likely. But personally, I am not going to start looking for more up-to-date information. Please do it yourself and make corrections if necessary. (WT-en) Bete

Fixed to the Euro?[edit]

How could the Estonian currency be fixed to the Euro since 1993, since (I think) the Euro is not that old? --(WT-en) Jonboy 08:15, 6 May 2007 (EDT)

IIRC it was briefly fixed to the German mark, and then migrated to use the euro currency basket even before it became a physical currency. (WT-en) Jpatokal 19:12, 8 May 2007 (EDT)
Thanks. That's what Wikipedia indicates, though the date is implied to be 1992. I'll change the article to clear it up. --(WT-en) Jonboy 09:04, 11 May 2007 (EDT)
The Kroon was pegged to the EMU. —The preceding comment was added by (WT-en) 213.35.235.92 (talkcontribs) 20 Sep 2007

Respect[edit]

Sektsioon "Respect" on rõve ja ebameeldiv, paatoslik ning nilbe ja lipitsev (enda ees!) propaganda, mis tuleb kiiremas korras ümber kirjutada. The section "Respect" is exaggerated propaganda which should be re-written.

Regions[edit]

I think 15 provinces is too much for a country as small as Estonia. Any ideas for sensible regions? (WT-en) Jpatokal 12:04, 22 October 2009 (EDT)

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Maps_of_NUTS_of_Estonia ? Execept in might be an idea to treat Saaremaa and Hiiuma as seperate regions from western estonia. --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) talk 12:24, 22 October 2009 (EDT)

I propose to use just 4: North & Tallinn, East, South, West & The Islands. That's how Estonian Tourism Board sees Estonia so - cultural-wise it makes sense to me too. East could also be included in North. --(WT-en) Visitestonia

seems good to me, could you mash up a quick map (e.g. with google maps or your favourite drawing program) on where the borders should be, then I think we should be able to produce a WT style map fairly quickly. --(WT-en) Stefan (sertmann) talk 10:40, 5 November 2009 (EST)
Looks right to me (although I don't know the country beyond Tallinn & Narva). If the boundaries would align with the counties (Maakonnad?), you could just list which ones belong in which regions, to allow us to start on the map. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 19:08, 5 November 2009 (EST)
This one is fairly accurate [1] - the only thing is that "center" should be included in North and that's it. --(WT-en) Visitestonia
I cleaned up the regions, cities and ODs lists. I don't know the country very well, so if I caught a mistake, just fix it. --(WT-en) globe-trotter 13:46, 26 May 2010 (EDT)

Image[edit]

Väimela Alajärv 2012 08.jpg

Picture of the day on Commons is an Estonian image. Nice photo, but is it useful here? Pashley (talk)

I don't know.
Here's another beautiful Picture of the Day:
Early morning in Endla Nature Reserve
I'm not sure what part of Estonia the reserve is in. From the looks of the map in w:Endla Nature Reserve, it is probably in what we're calling North Estonia, but it might be in South Estonia. The Wikipedia article says it's in central Estonia, a region not recognized on our map. Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:31, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
According to Google maps Endla is located on the border of Jõgeva, Lääne-Viru and Järva counties. In our region division Jõgeva is in South Estonia and Lääne-Viru and Järva in North, so the picture could be put in either North or South.
I've also noticed that there have recently been many (incredibly pretty) pictures from Estonia as the picture of the day, and they're not by one but by several different photographers. It's almost tempting to make WP-style galleries in our guides for Estonian destinations. ϒpsilon (talk) 12:32, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
We could certainly add images to Estonian regional articles, which have none, and there is room for more photos in the Estonia article itself. I don't like galleries, though. Too many small photos. Ikan Kekek (talk) 23:52, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

E-citizens?[edit]

This story looks worth mentioning: E-citizens unite: Estonia opens its digital borders Pashley (talk) 00:45, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Proper time formatting: 13:30 not 1:30PM[edit]

Since the proper time formatting in Estonia is like 13:30, I will plunge forward and convert all remaining AM and PM times to the proper format, as proposed in Wikivoyage:Time and date formats.

Thanks for reading, Ceever (talk) 19:16, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Please do. ϒpsilon (talk) 19:31, 13 October 2017 (UTC)