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Republic of Estonia


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Area: 45,215 sq km

Northernmost of the three Baltic states. Separated from Finland to the north by the Gulf of Finland.

Population: 1,339,459    Annual Growth: -0.11%

Capital: Tallinn

Urbanites: 69.5%

HDI Rank: 40 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 37 (16% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Estonian; Russian is still common    Languages: 18 All languages


Largest Religion: Non-religious

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Estonia is a former-Soviet success story, as the small nation transitions to a more Western economy and political structure. However, poverty is not vanquished, and materialism’s influence grows. There is a crisis of values, recognized even by the media and the state, as secularism and pluralism tighten their grip. Pray for righteousness and biblical values to be modelled by a wise and upright government.

Religious freedom is an open door to Christian ministry but also to theological error. Many marginal Christian sects are increasing in number and influence – Mormons have more missionaries in Estonia than any Christian agency has there. While actual practitioners are few, a recent poll showed 11% of Estonians expressed warmest feelings toward pre-Christian pagan religions. Pray for the truth and light of Christ to be established in this new marketplace of religious options.

     For an additional 6 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Estonia.