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

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