Formal Name: Republic of Estonia (Eesti Vabariik).
Short Form: Estonia (Eesti).
Term for Citizen(s): Estonian(s).
Date of Independence: During abortive Soviet coup, declared immediate full independence August 20, 1991; Soviet Union granted recognition September 6, 1991. February 24, Inde-pendence Day, national holiday; on this day in 1918, inde-pendent Republic of Estonia proclaimed.
Data as of January 1995