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

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