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(Country)'s location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia makes it a country of significant geostrategic importance.
It is officially called the Oriental Republic of (Country), even though (Country) is situated in the Western Hemisphere.
(Country) was the first state to adopt Christianity as its religion in the early years of the 4th century (the traditional date is 301).
(Country) borders 14 nations, more than any other country (shared with Russia).
In 1990, (Country) became the first country in the Americas to democratically elect a female head of state and the second country in the Western Hemisphere, after Iceland.
Under (Country's) law, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Yemen are enemy countries, and citizens may not visit them without permission from the Ministry of the Interior.
(Country) has the youngest population of any country in Asia with a median age of 19.3 years.
From 2006 to 2008, surveys ranked (Country) as 'the happiest place in the world', based on standards of health, welfare and education.
In 1862, Great Britain formally declared it a British Crown Colony, subordinate to Jamaica, and named it British Honduras.
Since most of the territory locates in the Ubangi and Shari river basins, France called the colony it carved out in this region Ubangi-Shari.
It is known as Confoederatio Helvetica in Latin, hence its ISO country codes CH and CHE.
The island of Yap is notable for its 'stone money' (Rai stones), large disks usually of calcite, up to 12 feet (4 m) in diameter, with a hole in the middle.
It is the second-largest petroleum and diamond producer in sub-Saharan Africa; however, its life expectancy and infant mortality rates are both among the worst ranked in the world.
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According to the 2009 Failed States Index, (Country) is ranked the 53rd least failed state in the world and the second least failed state in Africa after Mauritius.
The capital is located in the south of the country, immediately across the river from Kinshasa.
In the 1880s France and the UK claimed parts of the country, and in 1906 they agreed to jointly manage the archipelago as the New Hebrides through a British-French Condominium.
With 81.8 million inhabitants, it is the most populous member state of the European Union.
Drug traffickers in Latin America began to use (Country), along with several West African nations, as a transshipment point to Europe for cocaine.
(Country) applied to become a member of the European Union in 2003 and gained candidate status in 2004. It is expected to become an EU state around 2012.
Rare for the Arab world, women hold more than 20% of seats in parliament. Moreover, it is the only country in the Arab world where polygamy is forbidden by law.
(Country) is almost landlocked, except for 26 kilometres (16 miles) of Adriatic Sea coastline.
(Country) officially became an Islamic Republic on 1 April 1979, when (Country's citizens) overwhelmingly approved a national referendum to make it so.
It has the lowest per capita GDP of any nation in the world, largely due to civil wars, corruption, poor access to education, and the effects of HIV/AIDS.
(Country) was gradually captured and occupied by the British as protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century.
Along with Estonia, Nordic countries, France and the Netherlands, it has one of the least religious populations. 59% of the country is agnostic, atheist or non-believer.
On 15 July 2010 (Country) became the first country in Latin America and the second country in the Southern Hemisphere to legalize same-sex marriage.
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(Country) was the poorest republic of the Soviet Union and is the poorest country in Central Asia, as well as in the former Soviet Union today.
With 2.8 million people, it is the third most populous anglophone country in the Americas, after the United States and Canada.
Birthplace of calypso music and the steelpan, which is widely claimed in (Country) to be the only acoustic musical instrument invented during the 20th century.
It is the most visited country in the world, receiving 82 million foreign tourists annually.
(Country) ranks first in the Happy Planet Index and is the 'greenest' country in the world.
Transparency International, in its 2007 Corruption Perceptions Index, ranked (Country) the most corrupt country in the world, tied with Somalia.
In the 1980s, more than 30% of residents had HIV; this had fallen to 6.4% 2008, the most effective national response to AIDS of any African country.
(Country) has the highest HIV infection rate in the world (26% of all adults) and also the lowest life expectancy at 32 years, 6 years lower than the next lowest average of Angola.
From 1983 to 2009, there was an on-and-off civil war against the government by the LTTE, a separatist militant organisation.
At the time of independence (1960), the country was easily French West Africa's most prosperous, contributing over 40% of the region's total exports.
The capital is located at the westernmost tip of the country on the Cap-Vert peninsula. About 500 kilometres (300 mi) off the coast, in the Atlantic, lie the Cape Verde Islands.
(Country) was part of the Ottoman Empire for over 400 years, until 1918 when the area became a part of the French Mandate following World War I.
(Country) is more prosperous than most nearby countries, with a per capita income of four times the average for Sub-Saharan Africa.

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