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...renamed its largest city in 1976 to honor its first president and leader of its independence movement?
...has won the most Summer Olympics medals without ever having won gold?
...is the world's most densely populated?
...that was formerly known as Dahomey?
...Kosovo has declared independence from?
...was formely known as Upper Volta?
...has both Arabic and English as official languages?
...was the first in Africa to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals?
...had coups d'etat in both 1999 and 2001?
...has a name meaning 'Land of the Pure' in its national language?
...is the home country of Nobel laureates Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott, making it the country with the most laureates per capita?
...is planning to move its capital to Ramciel by 2015?
...is named after a man who led multiple Latin American countries to independence?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Carthage?
...contains the first New World land visited by Christopher Columbus?
...lost most of it's men's national soccer team in a 1993 plane crash?
...is the larger of the only two to be surrounded by landlocked countries?
...has a 2.5-mile wide, 160-mile long demilitarized zone as its northern border?
...has the largest number of Roman Catholics?
...has a flag with stars that are a geographically-accurate representation of the country's islands?
...is the only Pacific Ocean nation to consist of only one island?
...has a flag whose design represents the Pacific Ocean and the country's four island groups?
...is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...was founded and colonized by freed American slaves?
...is the place of origin of Dalmatians?
...is the least populated in South America?
...is home to Angel Falls, the world's highest waterfall?
...lost its status as a UN Security Council permanent member in 1971?
...is home to Victoria Falls National Park?
...has its capital located on the island of Guadalcanal?
...was known as Zaire until 1997?
...is located closest to the intersection of the Equator and the Prime Meridian?
...has a quarter of Jerusalem's Old City named after it?
...has a capital city whose construction began on previously undeveloped land in 2002?
...has .cf as its Internet country code top-level domain?
...that defeated Bolivia in the Chaco War?
...has Krio as the most widespread language?
...that is believed to contain the location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?
...is the only nation in North America not to border the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea?
...does not allow its citizens to visit Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, or Yemen without special permission?
...has won the most Olympic gold medals in men's ice hockey?
...is closest to Antarctica without any Antarctic territorial claims?
...is the smaller of the two that are the only two in the world to have their capital cities located across a river from one another?
...is the only non-European country to be completely surrounded by one other country?
...is the only communist nation in the western hemisphere?
...is named after France's King Louis XV's Minister of Finance?
...produces Madeira wine?
...has residents who are known as Malagasy?
...has the most populated metropolitan area in Africa?
...is the world's leading producer of renewable energy?
...is the only OPEC member located wholly within the southern hemisphere?
...is home to Boiling Lake, the world's second largest hot springs?
...is home to the only volcano on mainland Europe to have erupted within the last 100 years?
...uses the Nikkei 225 as an index for its main stock exchange?
...is the first to see dawn of each new day?
...uses the somoni as its unit of currency?
...was the first former Soviet Socialist Republic to declare independence from the USSR?
...had a constitutional monarchy after gaining independence from France in 1954 until being overthrown by communists in 1975?
...has hosted the most Olympic Games?
...is believed to be home to the most Palestinian refugees?
...is the only one not bordering Russia where Russian is an official language statewide?
...contains the headwaters of both the Senegal and Niger Rivers?
...has the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas?
...received its current name after independence to decrease confusion with a neighboring country?
...had militants that received funding from the U.S. government as part of the Iran-contra affair?
...is the most populated not to have diplomatic relations with the USA?
...that contains the location of the ancient city of Troy?
...has the least total area of any country the Prime Meridian passes through?
...had the story of its bobsled team dramatized in the movie 'Cool Runnings?'
...has a legislature called 'Oireachtas?'
...contains most of the Tatra Mountains?
...was the first to elect a female head of government?
...is home to the headquarters of both the European Union and NATO?
...is the only one to have red and black as the only two colors on its flag?
...has the most total area of any landlocked country in Africa?
...is the smallest through which the Equator passes?
...has its capital located on the shore of Lake Tanganyika?
...contains the region of Transylvania?
...was the first to be invaded by Nazi Germany?
...provides the soldiers who serve as Vatican guards?
...sentenced an American teenager to caning for vandalism in 1994?
...is where Nobel Prizes are awarded?
...has the southernmost capital?
...was home to the dodo before its extinction?
...is the smallest in the Americas in both size and population?
...is the least populated OPEC member?
...has an exclave of Nakhchivan?
...that has about 20% of its land area located below sea level?
...has the highest mountain outside of Asia?
...has about 70% of its land area covered by the Karakum Desert?
...was invaded by U.S. troops in 1983?
...has the lowest high point above sea level, at 7 ft. 7 inches?
...was the only one to have gained its independence from New Zealand?
...now has a population of more than 500,000 but was uninhabited until being settled by Portugal in the 15th Century?
...is named after the desert that is believed to be the world's oldest?
...has had a runner win either the men's or women's Boston Marathon every year since 1991?
...is home to the two holiest Muslim sites?
...was invaded during 'Operation Enduring Freedom?'
...has the longest written Constitution?
...was the first Eastern Bloc nation to begin to dismantle its border fence with western Europe?
...produces Aldaris beer?
...was the first in the Eastern Bloc to elect a non-communist government?
...takes its name and borders from the river that passes through its center?
...is the northernmost nation through which the Prime Meridian passes?
...is the most populated nation with no standing army?
...was where the hottest temperature on the Earth's surface was recorded?
...was where the first pterodactyl fossil was discovered?
...does not maintain foreign relations with any permanent members of the UN Security Council?
...has the highest proportion of Roman Catholic residents in Asia?
...gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993?
...had its best known site under joint U.S. control until 1999?
...is the smallest current European Union member?
...is the only one besides Italy to have Italian as its sole official language?
...has the most total area of any country on the Mediterranean Sea?
...regained autonomy as a result of the Russo-Turkish War, after more than 450 years of Ottoman rule?
...served as the test site for 67 U.S. nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958?
...has the northernmost capital?
...shares a name with a region of Greece, causing a naming dispute between the countries?
...has the smallest area and borders at least two other countries?
...hosted the first Winter Olympic Games?
...was the setting for the book and movie 'Black Hawk Down?'
...has the most saline body of water outside of Antarctica?
...was formed in 1990 when its formerly separated northern and southern halves united?
...is home to the driest location on Earth?
...has the least total area of any landlocked country outside of Europe?
...is home to the launchpad for the world's first human spaceflight?
...has the least populated national capital?
...is the southernmost of the Lesser Antilles?
...had the deadliest tornado on record?
...has the most official languages?
...is the only non-island nation in North America not to border the Pacific Ocean?
...has the most distant point from the center of the Earth?
...is the most recent to gain independence from the UK?
...has the highest percentage of Christian residents of any Arab League member?
...was the first to have its voters reject European Union membership?
...had the longest civil war in Latin American history, spanning from 1960-1996?
...is home to the $27 million and 160-foot tall African Renaissance Monument?
...is connected to the continental mainland by the King Fahd Causeway?
...is the only one to have elected a female-majority legislature?
...is where LEGO pieces were created?
...has, since 1974, had part of its territory under control of a separate state that is only formally recognized by Turkey?
...has a tricolor flag whose colors represent forests, the Equator, and the sea?
...was where the first season of 'Survivor' was filmed?
...has the largest percentage of its land area protected in parks and reserves?
...has 70% of its population residing on the island of Viti Levu?
...is the oldest independent state in Africa?
...has the Vysshaya Liga as its top division of professional soccer?
...has the shortest coastline?
...has the most FIFA World Cup appearances without a championship?
...is referred to as 'Hellas' in its native language?
...has the greatest population of Albanians outside of Albania?
...is the least populated country that has officially acknowledged its possession of nuclear weapons?
...is the westernmost in the Arab League?
...has Avianca as its flag carrier airline?
...was the first that the United Nations graduated from 'least developed' to 'developing' status?
...is the only one in Africa to be represented by a pavilion at Epcot?
...has a name derived from a word in its official language meaning 'fortresses built near water?'
...is the most recent and southernmost member of the Arab League?
...is home to the world's fastest diesel ferry?
...was the first to be admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations without ever having been a part of the British Empire?
...was the site of the Chernobyl disaster?
...has a flag with five stars representing the Federal Republic of Central America?
...that was known as New Hebrides until independence?
...is the world's least densely populated?
...has the largest desert that is located within only one country?
...is located closest to the USA without actually bordering it?
...has its national bird, the grey crowned crane, on its flag?
...has its capital located on the island of Bioko?
...is the only one in South America to have only two colors in its flag?
...is closest to the Arctic Circle without having any territory inside it?
...has Bambara as its most widely understood language?
...that contains the land at the southern end of the world's longest overland animal migration?
...has a name meaning 'ancient and bearded?'
...has the only absolute monarchy in Europe?
...was formerly known as Kampuchea?
...produces Pilsner Urquell beer?
...is the location of the titular 2006 'Casino Royale' in the 2006 film?
...is the only one whose flag is not a rectangle?
...was formerly known as Nyasaland?
...has a church that has been under construction since 1882?
...has the greatest number of languages spoken?
...that is home to the world's deepest known cave?
...is the most populated country in Africa?
...was the only Pacific island nation to avoid formal colonization?
...contains the Aïr Mountains?
...is home to the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
...has the longest-serving current head of state?
...is the only former Yugoslav state to border only one other former Yugoslav state?
...is the smallest original European Union member?
...is the only English-speaking nation in South America?
...has the northernmost metropolitan area of more than one million people?
...has the greatest life expectancy at birth?
...has the largest number of Muslims?
...contains the land claimed by the breakaway country of Transnistria?
...has the world's tallest building?
...has a main island that was known by 'Hairouna' to the indigenous population?

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