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

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