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

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