Estonia’s population ranks amongst the smallest in the world. According to census data, there are only about 1,3 million people living in Estonia. Despite its small population, the country has one hundred different nationalities and ethnic groups represented. The largest of these are Estonians (68.7 per cent), Russians (24.8 per cent) and 4.9 per cent are from other nationalities.
Estonian people see Estonia as a multicultural and multi-ethnic country. According to the Ethnic Relations Survey 2000, 75 per cent of Estonians are of the opinion that different nationalities and cultures enrich Estonian society and make it more enthralling.
One positive aspect of being relatively small in number is that there is plenty of space, since only 31 people live per square kilometre!