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

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