Tallinn is the centre of Estonian political and business life.
With its population 435,839, the capital is the driving force
of the country's economy. The city is home to about half of all
Estonian companies, which are responsible for ca 50-60% of GDP
and nearly 3/4 of total business profit.
More than half of the companies operating in Estonia on foreign
capital are located in Tallinn. The economy is closely
connected with the neighbouring Scandinavian countries. This
has attracted extensive foreign investments, facilitated the
acquisition of modern expertise and boosted trade.