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

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