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Can you name the the only EU member state...?
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ALL EU MEMBER STATES ARE USED ONCE AND ONLY ONCE. Inspired (with permission) on ImpromptuJ's Only State game (http://www.sporcle.com/games/ImpromptuJ/exceptional_states). OMR's included, OCT's not.
EU or Not?
...that is not recognized by an EU candidate member state?
Turkey is an official EU candidate member state since 1999
...that lies for more than 25% below sea level?
26% percent, to be exact
...with a musical instrument in its coat of arms?
A gold harp with silver strings on a blue background
...that has speed limits in miles per hour?
The metric system is only partially adopted
...with an annual per capita beer consumption over 150 liters?
158.6 liters, followed by Ireland at 131.1
...with an island which name contains no vowels?
The island of Krk, tied with Cres for the title of largest Adriatic island
...with a legally defined language border?
The borders define the different language Communities
...that joined the EEC (EU-predecessor) in 1981?
It became the 9th member of what would later be the EU
...that has an internet country code consisting of the same letter twice?
.ee; Guernsey (.gg) would also qualify, but is not in the EU
...that has territory in South America?
French Guiana, an overseas department of France
...to have been awarded the George cross, the highest civil decoration in the UK?
King George VI awarded the island the George Cross collectively in perpetuity for its role in WWII
...to have an Ugric language?
One of the few not Indo-European languages in Europe
...to have won three olympic bronze medals in basketball?
In six participations, they finished 3rd three times and 4th twice
...whose capital starts and ends with the same letter?
Warsaw, as Oslo, Andorra la Vella and Ankara are not in the EU
...to have territory on the African mainland?
Ceuta and Mellila, autonomous cities bordering Morocco
...whose flag is virtually identical to that of a non-EU country?
Officially Chad uses indigo, and Romania cobalt
...through which the 70th parallel north runs?
The northern most point is 10 km further to the north
...with no point more than 250m above sea level?
The highest point in EU Denmark is only 171m high
...that is a Grand Duchy?
Head of State is Grand-Duke Henri
...with more than 80 million inhabitants?
81,843,743 on January 1st 2012, growing for the first time since 2003
...that has EU-territory in the UTC-1 time zone?
The Azores; Greenland also lies here, but is not in the EU
...in which over half of inland freight transport is by rail?
61.3%, whereas for passengers it's only 5.3%
...that borders Liechtenstein?
Liechtenstein's other neighbour, Switzerland, is not in the EU
...to completely surround two countries?
Vatican City and San Marino
...that switched currency to the euro in 2009?
30.1260 Korunas made up 1 Euro
...to use the cyrillic script?
Seven other European countries (outside the EU) use it
...with a capital that contains two j's?
Ljubljana is also the only capital in the world with this feature
...to have a lake more than 5000 km² in area?
Lake Vänern, 5,650 km², is the third largest lake in Europe
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