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

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