Countries by Wikipedia facts (5/5: FINAL!)

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The name 'San Cristobal' was given by Columbus to the island now called Saba; it was applied to (Country) only as a mapping error. British colonists used its English translation.
The Communist regime that controlled after WWII suppressed religious observance and institutions and banned religion; (Country) was declared to be the 1st atheist state.
The official language is French, but Bambara, which is the country's principal lingua franca and marketplace language, is spoken by about 80% of the population.
It has the lowest Human Development Index on Earth due to its landlocked position, desert terrain, poor education/healthcare, poverty and lack of infrastructure.
Formerly known as French (Country), it is today sometimes called (Country)-(Capital city) to distinguish it from its similarly-named neighbour.
Due to this distance from the sea and the country's largely desert climate, (Country) is sometimes referred to as the 'Dead Heart of Africa'.
(Country) continued as a protectorate of France from 1863-1953, administered as part of the colony of French Indochina, though occupied by the Japanese empire from 1941-1945.
The population is estimated at 8.19 million, of which just under 20% are (Country) nationals, while the majority of the population are expatriates.
In WWII, there was fierce fighting between the Americans and the Japanese in the (Country) campaign of 1942–45, including the Battle of Guadalcanal.
The name (Country) is the local pronunciation of 'Gilberts', derived from the main island chain, the Gilbert Islands.
In 1973, (Country) tried to regain control of the Golan Heights from Israel in a surprise attack on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year.
Of the five remaining Communist states in the world, it is one of only two (along with Cuba) with an almost entirely government-planned, state-owned economy.
It was named in honour of Saint Thomas by Portuguese explorers who happened to arrive at the island on his feast day.
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(Country) was an important centre of the transatlantic slave trade until 1792, when (Capital city) was founded as a home for formerly enslaved African Americans.
With their wide-ranging political, legal, religious and military reforms, (Country) emerged as the first world power in the 1400s.
Its name derives from the Arabic word القمر qamar ('moon').
Since ancient times, the country has served as a major crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. Five of the ten Trans-European corridors run through its territory.
In 1462, Portuguese settlers arrived and founded a settlement they called Ribeira Grande. It was the first permanent European settlement in the tropics.
(Country's people) are among the tallest in the world, with an average height of 1.81 m (5 ft 11) for adult males and 1.67 m (5 ft 6) for adult females.
In the Arab world, (Country) has the second-largest non-oil GDP, behind Egypt, as of 2005.
It ranks it as the country with the lowest level of literacy in the world, despite a concerted effort to double its literacy rate from 12.8% in 1990 to 25.3% in 2008.
On June 4, 1920, the Treaty of Trianon was signed, which established new borders for (Country). It lost 71% of its territory and 66% of its population.
Christopher Columbus named the island after the day of the week on which he spotted it, a Sunday ((Country) in Latin), November 3, 1493.
By GDP per capita, it is the 3rd richest country in the Americas, as well as the richest one in the world whose population is predominantly black.
Its population of 12,373 makes it the second-least populous sovereign state in the world, with only Vatican City having fewer inhabitants.
Its cuisine is a mixture of three great regional cuisines; Central European (especially Austrian and Hungarian), Mediterranean and Balkan.
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Politicians in the Philippines once contemplated naming their state '(Country)', but (Country) adopted the name first in 1963.
(Country) was one of the last to introduce TV (1999). The King said that TV was a step to modernisation, as well as a major contributor to the country's Gross National Happiness.
Rape is a common problem; (Country) is ranked 1st in the world for rapes per capita. In a 2009 survey, one in four men in the country admitted to raping someone.
(Country)'s terrain is highly mountainous due to the presence of the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 metres, and its highest point is 3,797 metres.
(Country) is known for its beauty pageant successes - (Country) has received 5 Miss World, 6 Miss Universe and 6 Miss International and 1 Miss Earth titles.
In the latest Corruption Perception Index 2010, (Country) is ranked the most corrupt among Western European countries.
(Country) received international attention when 918 almost entirely American members of the Peoples Temple died in a mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, a Temple settlement.
One trace of the indigenous Guaraní culture that has endured is the Guaraní language, understood by 90% of the population. About 75% speak Spanish, the other official language.
In the 19th century, (Country) acquired land from France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Russia.
(Country) is defined as the meeting point of three regions: Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans, but cannot be truly included in any of them, giving it a unique culture.
One of the most traditional dishes is hákarl, which consists of shark's head which is left buried underground to ferment for several months, then consumed with extreme caution.
The official language is Catalan, although Spanish, French, and Portuguese are also commonly spoken.
Descendants of Indian contract labourers brought to the islands by the British colonial powers in the 19th century make up 38% of the population.

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