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

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