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

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