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

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