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

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