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

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