The meaning of Baltic countries depends on the context in which it is used.
The following countries have access to the Baltic Sea:
- When discussing politics, Baltic countries usually refers to three countries on the Baltics coasts: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. See Baltic States.
- When discussing ecology, biology or geography, Baltic countries usually refers to all of the countries arround the Baltic Sea: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia's Kaliningrad District, Poland, Germany and Denmark.
The Baltic Sea countries, together with Norway
and the European Union
form the Council of the Baltic Sea States
See also: Scandinavia, Nordic countries, Baltic Republics, Northern Europe, Europe