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

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