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

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