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

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