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The country is situated at the meeting point of the Eurasian Plate and the African Plate, leading to considerable seismic and volcanic activity. There are 14 volcanoes in [country]
On his fourth and the final voyage to the New World in 1502, Christopher Columbus reached the Bay Islands on the coast of [Country].
The nation has a continental climate with very harsh winters in the central highlands, the glaciated northeast (around Nuristan) and the Wakhan Corridor . . .
[Country] also became known as the Friendly Islands because of the friendly reception accorded to Captain James Cook on his first visit there in 1773.
Many wars occurred between the colonial powers and the various nation-states in the area including the 1806 Ashanti-Fante War . . .
From the 17th century to the 19th century, the land of current-day [Country] was ruled by the Kingdom of Dahomey. The region became known as the Slave Coast during the early 17th .
Groups and musicians including Horslips, Van Morrison and Thin Lizzy incorporated elements of traditional music into contemporary rock music and, during the 1970s and 1980s . . .
[Country] was once part of the kingdom of Gabu, part of the Mali Empire; parts of this kingdom persisted until the eighteenth century . . .
A monarchy throughout most of its history, [country] was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms.
According to the Bible, the name '[Country]' was given to the patriarch Jacob after he successfully wrestled with an angel of God.
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According to the last census (2000) 94.6% of the total population are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Muslims are the second largest religious group in [country] at 4.6%.
After the success of invading Poland, Charles decided to make an invasion attempt of Russia which ended in a decisive Russian victory at the Battle of Poltava in 1709.
[Country] was never formally colonized. Muhammad Abdullah Hassan's Dervish State successfully repulsed the British Empire four times and forced it to retreat to the coastal region.
Islanders Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana would be noted by National Geographic for being the first to find the shipwrecked John F. Kennedy and his crew of the PT-109.
Presently, Islam is the second largest religion in [country], accounting for approximately 2.3% of the total population. After their expulsion in 1492, Muslims did not . . .
An overwhelming majority of [country residents] have their marriages arranged by their parents and other respected family members, with the consent of the bride and groom.
Ian Fleming, who lived in [country], repeatedly used the island as a setting in the James Bond novels, including Live and Let Die, Doctor No, For Your Eyes Only . . .
In 1787, a plan was established to settle some of London's 'Black Poor' in [country] in what was called the 'Province of Freedom'.
Important birds include ibises, ospreys, kingfishers, and the yellow-orange turpial, the national bird. Notable mammals include the Giant Anteater, jaguar, and the capybara . . .
[Country] proved generally faithful to Ottoman rule following the end of the resistance led by Skanderbeg, and accepted Islam more easily than their neighbors.

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