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

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