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

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