The Baltic states, also known as the Baltic countries, Baltic republics, Baltic nations or simply the Baltics (Estonian: Balti riigid, Baltimaad, Latvian: Baltijas valstis, Lithuanian: Baltijos valstybės), is a geopolitical term used for grouping the three countries in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The term is not used in the context of cultural areas, national identity or language. The three countries cooperate on a regional level in several intergovernmental organizations.
- Denmark - Territory in northen Europe, ruled since 1953 by the Kongeriget Danmark
- Estonia - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Eesti Vabariik
- Finland - Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1917 by the Suomen tasavalta
- Germany - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Bundesrepublik Deutschland
- Latvia - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Latvijas Republika
- Lithuania - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Lietuvos Respublika
- Poland - Territory in central Europe, ruled since 1989 by the Rzeczpospolita Polska
- Sweden - Territory in northern Europe, ruled since 1905 by the Konungariket Sverige
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Baltic states" as of 3 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.