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

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