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

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