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

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