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

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