Countries That Start With The Letter E

Countries That Start With The Letter E

There are 8 countries with their names begin with ‘E’. Ethiopia has the largest population out of all countries with letter “E” and Eswatini has the lowest population. Out of the eight countries that begin with the Letter E, four are located in Africa, One in Asia, One in Europe, and one each in Central and South America. 

The following are countries starting with the Letter “E”

  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia

Which Countries Start With the Letter E?

East Timor

Timor-Leste, or East Timor, a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor, is ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life. Landmarks in the capital, Dili, speak to the country’s struggles for independence from Portugal in 1975 and then Indonesia in 2002. East Timor was colonised by Portugal in the 16th century and was known as Portuguese Timor until 28 November 1975, when the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor declared the territory’s independence.

Ecuador

Ecuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. Spanish is the official language and is spoken by a majority of the population, though 13 Native languages are also recognized, including Quechua and Shuar. The sovereign state of Ecuador is a middle-income representative democratic republic and a developing country that is highly dependent on commodities, namely petroleum and agricultural products.

Egypt

Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the fertile Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the King’s tombs. Modern Egypt dates back to 1922 when it gained independence from the British Empire as a monarchy. Following the 1952 revolution, Egypt declared itself a republic, and in 1958 it merged with Syria to form the United Arab Republic, which dissolved in 1961. 

El Salvador

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is a country in Central America. It is bordered on the northeast by Honduras, on the northwest by Guatemala, and on the south by the Pacific Ocean. El Salvador’s capital and largest city are San Salvador. El Salvador’s economy has historically been dominated by agriculture, beginning with the Spanish taking control of the indigenous cacao crop in the 16th century, with production centred in Izalco, and the use of balsam from the ranges of La Libertad and Ahuachapan.

Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea is a Central African country comprising the Rio Muni mainland and 5 volcanic offshore islands. Capital Malabo, on Bioko Island, has Spanish colonial architecture and is a hub for the country’s prosperous oil industry. Formerly the colony of Spanish Guinea, its post-independence name evokes its location near both the Equator and the Gulf of Guinea. As of 2015, the country had a population of 1,225,367.

Eritrea

Eritrea is a northeast African country on the Red Sea coast. It shares borders with Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. The capital city, Asmara, is known for its Italian colonial buildings, like St. Joseph’s Cathedral, as well as art deco structures. Eritrea is a totalitarian one-party dictatorship in which national legislative and presidential elections have never been held since independence. According to Human Rights Watch, the Eritrean government’s human rights record is among the worst in the world.

Estonia

Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, borders the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Estonia’s de jure state continuity was preserved by diplomatic representatives and the government-in-exile. In 1987 the peaceful Singing Revolution began against Soviet rule, resulting in the restoration of de facto independence on 20 August 1991. Estonia is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy that was among the fastest-growing in the EU since its entry in 2004.

Ethiopia

Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture. Ethiopian national identity is grounded in the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity and Islam, and the independence of Ethiopia from foreign rule, stemming from the various ancient Ethiopian kingdoms of antiquity.

Controversial countries that start with the letter E

England is part of the United Kingdom and will be included as part of “U”, the United Kingdom.

Countries that start with “E”: Population and Area

# Country Population Area (Km²)
1 Ethiopia 114,963,588 1,000,000
2 Egypt 102,334,404 995,450
3 Ecuador 17,643,054 248,360
4 El Salvador 6,486,205 20,720
5 Eritrea 3,546,421 101,000
6 Equatorial Guinea 1,402,985 28,050
7 Estonia 1,326,535 42,390
8 Eswatini 1,160,164 17,200

 

Countries That Start With The Letter E
Countries That Start With The Letter E

10 Interesting Facts About Kretinga

Facts About Kretinga

Facts About Kretinga

  1. Kretinga is the 6th largest town in the ethnographic region of Samogitia and the 17th largest town in Lithuania.
  2. Kretinga is a town in Klaipėda County, Lithuania and is the capital of the Kretinga district municipality.
  3. Kretinga is one of the oldest known towns in Lithuania. It was first mentioned in 1253 as the castle of Cretyn under the charter of Bishop Heinrich of Courland.
  4. Kretinga is twinned with: Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany; Bornholm, Denmark; Gribskov, Denmark; Gvardeysk, Russia; Haapsalu, Estonia; Lębork, Poland; Märkisch-Oderland, Germany; Osby, Sweden; Polessky District, Russia & Viljandi, Estonia.
  5. Notable people of Kretinga: Simonas Daukantas, Berek Joselewicz, Hans Lipschis, Jurgis Pabrėža, Vladas Petronaitis, Linas Pilibaitis & Aaron of Pinsk.
  6. In 1882 the first telephone line in Lithuania connected Kretinga with Plungė and Rietavas.
  7. Kretinga Jurgis Pabrėža gymnasium was founded in 1980.
  8. 23th of Jan 1609 Kretinga was granted Magdeburg rights.
  9. The Population of Kretinga is 21,421.
  10. Kretinga is situated on the main Klaipėda-Šiauliai-Vilnius railway line and the A11 highway Palanga-Šiauliai.

 

Facts About Kretinga
Facts About Kretinga

8 Interesting Facts About Plungė

Facts About Plungė

Facts About Plungė

  1. On January 13, 1792, Plungė was granted Magdeburg rights.
  2. Origin of the name Plungė is not clear enough. The most persuasive theory is that the name of the city is issued from the name of river Paplunga which flowed through the city.
  3. Plungė is twinned with:Bjerkreim, Norway; Boxholm, Sweden; Bruntál, Czech Republic; Golub-Dobrzyń, Poland; Krasnogorsk, Russia; Kvareli, Georgia; Menden, Germany; Tukums, Latvia & Viljandi, Estonia.
  4. The coat of arms of Plungė was affirmed by the decree of the President on June 6, 1997
  5. In 2009 Plungė was elected Lithuanian Capital of Culture.
  6. Plungė is the sixteenth largest city of Lithuania.
  7. The Population of Plungė is 18,904.
  8. Before World War II, Plungė had a large Jewish population.
Facts About Plungė
Facts About Plungė

7 Amazing Panemunės pilis Facts

Panemunės pilis Facts

Panemunės pilis Facts

  • Panemunė Castle is a castle on the right bank of the Nemunas River, in Vytėnai, Jurbarkas district, Lithuania.
  • The initial hill fort of the Teutonic Knights, erected in 1343 was replaced by a castle built in 1604-1610 by a noble Hungarian descent Janusz Eperjesz.
  • The name “Panemunė“,  arose from the former Panemunė Manor that was once here.
  • Panemunė Castle was not designed to be a stronghold for the defence of the land but a typical, for the beginning of the 17th century, nobleman castle with defensive fittings, residential buildings, and farm buildings.
  • Panemunė Castle became one of the most beautiful Renaissance-era building in Lithuania.
  • The castle was reconstructed around 1759 by Giełgud family.
  • In 2009, a reconstruction of the castle began and was laid out in three phases, which phase can last around three years to complete, the project involved the restoration of one of the castle building to be restored, two defensive towers and replace the roof coverings and windows, The project is funded by the EU Structural Funds.
Panemunės pilis Facts
Panemunės pilis Facts

8 Interesting Facts About Gates of Dawn

Facts About Gates of Dawn

Facts About Gates of Dawn

  1. The landmark is mentioned in a poem of Maksim Bahdanovich Pahonia (1913) and its emblem Pahonia, as well as in Pan Tadeusz.
  2. In the 16th-century city gates often contained religious artefacts intended to guard the city from attacks and to bless travellers.
  3. On 4 September 1993 Pope John Paul II said Rosary at the Gate of Dawn Chapel.
  4. Gates of Dawn were built between 1503 and 1522 as a part of defensive fortifications for the city of Vilnius.
  5. The Gate of Dawn is a city gate in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, and one of its most important religious, historical and cultural monuments.
  6. In the 17th century, a separate wooden chapel was erected near the Gates of Dawn and a magical image of the Blessed Virgin Mary was placed there.
  7. Of ten city gates, only the Gate of Dawn remains, while the others were destroyed by the order of the government at the end of the 18th century.
  8. The Gates of Dawn was first mentioned in 1514 and have since become one of the symbols of Vilnius.
Facts About Gates of Dawn
Facts About Gates of Dawn

8 Interesting Bernardine Park Facts

Bernardine Park Facts

Bernardine Park Facts

  1. Until the 14th century, in the territory of Bernardine garden there was a Lithuanian pagan saint oaks wood.
  2. In 1864 the Russian tsar government closed the Bernardine garden, but about twenty years later the townspeople recovered this garden. It was reconstructed according to A. V. Strauss and Jakub Jasiński project.
  3. In 2013, the Bernardine garden was reconstructed for the third time. Reconstruction works were done by „Vilnius city parks“ and partly funded by the European Union.
  4. The Bernardine Garden is a public park in the city of Vilnius, Lithuania.
  5. Bernardine Park is located on the right bank of the Vilnia River between the Gediminas Tower and Bernardine Monastery
  6. Bernardine Park covers over 9 hectares.
  7. Vilnius’ oldest oak tree, which is reportedly over 300 years old, can be found in the Bernardine Park.
  8. Rare trees such as ginkgo tree, yellow dogwood, Canadian fir & black pine can be found in the park.
Bernardine Park Facts
Bernardine Park Facts

 

8 Interesting Facts About Medininkai Castle

Facts About Medininkai Castle

Facts About Medininkai Castle

  1. Medininkai Castle is a medieval castle in Vilnius district, Lithuania, was built in the first half of the 14th century.
  2. The defensive perimeter of the castle was 6.5 hectares; it is the largest enclosure type castle in Lithuania.
  3. The rectangular castle’s yard covered approximately 1.8 hectares and was protected by walls 15 metres high and 2 metres thick. The castle had 4 gates and towers.
  4. After the castle’s restoration, its museum currently exhibits a large collection of items made from silver by artisans of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and collection of hunting trophies and hunting knives of President Algirdas Brazauskas.
  5. In the beginning of the 16th century, the wooden buildings in the courtyard of the Castle suffered from fire, later the abandoned castle suffered from wars in 1655 and 1812.
  6. The castle was for the first time mentioned as a military object in 1402.
  7. A permanent exhibition of Trakai History Museum opened in the keep of Medininkai Castle in 2012 and various festivals and events take place in the courtyard of the ancient castle since then.
  8. During the Second World War Germans set their gun arsenal in one of the towers of Medininkai castle. The tower was burst when Germans retreated.
Facts About Medininkai Castle
Interesting Facts About Medininkai Castle

10 Interesting Facts About Telšiai

Facts About Telšiai

Facts About Telšiai

  1. Telšiai is one of the oldest cities in Lithuania, probably dating earlier than the 14th century.
  2. Telšiai became a district capital and between 1795 and 1802 it was included in the Vilnius Governorate. In 1873, Telšiai was transferred to the Kovno Governorate.
  3. The name of Telšiai has been recorded in different forms and different languages throughout its history. Most of them are derived from Telšē in Samogitian dialect.
  4. On 22 January 2013, The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania officially announced that Telšiai will be named the Lithuanian Capital of Culture in 2016.
  5. The city was named after a small rivulet, the Telšė, which flows into Lake Mastis. A legend has it that a knight named Džiugas founded the city.
  6. Telšiai was first mentioned in written sources around 1450, but the oldest archaeological findings in the area of the city are from the Stone Age.
  7. Telšiai is one of three Lithuanian cities where a Roman Catholic Priest Seminary operates.
  8. Telšiai is twinned with Sävsjö, Sweden; Liezen, Austria; Petrozavodsk, Russia; Krnov, Czech Republic; Kreis Steinfurt, Germany; Mińsk Mazowiecki, Poland; Lebedin, Ukraine; Orsha, Belarus; Bassum, Germany; Chernyakhovsk, Russia; Saint-Égrève, France; Obdach, Austria & Mestia, Georgia.
  9. The Population of Telšiai is 21,287.
  10. Present-day architectural monuments include Telšiai Cathedral and the Church of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, Telšiai.
Facts About Telšiai
Facts About Telšiai

7 Interesting Facts About Ukmergė

Facts About Ukmergė

Facts About Ukmergė

  1. The city took its original name Vilkmergė from the Vilkmergėlė River, which was initially called Vilkmergė and assumed a diminutive form after the growth of the settlement.
  2. Ukmergė was first mentioned in 1225, and named as a settlement in 1333.
  3. Ukmergė is twinned with Ashmyany, Belarus; Bad Langensalza, Germany; Cologno al Serio, Italy; Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine; Kiskunmajsa, Hungary; Herrljunga, Sweden; Līvāni, Latvia; Mariestad, Sweden; Pionersky, Russia; Põlva, Estonia; Svislach, BelarusTarnowo Podgórne, Poland; Tsalenjikha, Georgia; Unstrut-Hainich-Kreis, Germany; Västra Götaland County, Sweden; Wetteraukreis, Germany; Worcester, England, United Kingdom & Zhodzina, Belarus.
  4. The Population of is Ukmergė 20,154, as of 2020.
  5. The original name has been adopted by the local soccer team, “Vilkmergė Ukmergė” as well as popular HBH Vilkmergė beer.
  6. Ukmergė is a city in Vilnius County, Lithuania, located 48 miles northwest of Vilnius.
  7. In 1918, after Lithuania declared its independence, the city’s name was changed from Vilkmergė to Ukmergė.
Facts About Ukmergė
Facts About Ukmergė

8 Interesting Facts About Visaginas

Facts About Visaginas

Facts About Visaginas

  1. Visaginas is the centre of Lithuania’s youngest municipality, located on the north-eastern edge of the country.
  2. The surroundings of Visaginas were inhabited by the Selonians. Historical annals first mention the location in 1526.
  3. The settlement was founded in 1975 as Sniečkus, a town for workers at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant on the shores of Lake Visaginas. It was established in place of four villages that were demolished, the largest of which was known as Visaginas.
  4. Visaginas is twinned with:Braslaw, Belarus; Dagda, Latvia; Lidzbark Warmiński, Poland; Obninsk, Russia; Preobrazhenskoye District, Russia; Slavutych, Ukraine; Slonim, Belarus; Smarhoń, Belarus & Zambrów, Poland.
  5. The Population of Visaginas is 18,024, as of 2020.
  6. Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant which once employed half of the population of Visaginas was closed down as requested by the European Union.
  7. Visaginas has 14 streets.
  8. Originally the aerial view of Visaginas was designed to resemble a butterfly. However, after work on the nuclear power plant was cancelled, so was further construction of the town. Currently Visaginas consists of three residential regions that locals refer to as the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Microdistricts.
Facts About Visaginas
Facts About Visaginas