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Can you name the Countries of the world by description?

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The island of Zanzibar is part of this country
Formerly adjoined to Serbia
Its capital is Ouagadougou
Its flag includes a cedar tree
Footballer George Weah ran for president here
Suffered an horrendous earthquake in 2010
Most Formula 1 world champions per capita
Borders Costa Rica to the south
Disputed by Greece and Turkey
Smallest by area in mainland Africa
Led by King Mswati III
Hit by a devastating cyclone in 2008
Home of footballer Emmanuel Adebayor
President is Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Smallest country to produce a Masters-winning golfer
First ever hosts and champions of the football World Cup
Its capital is the only one beginning with I
Only European country to border Russia to the west
St Paul converted on the road to this country's capital
Formerly known as the Gilbert Islands
This Saharan country scores lowest of all on the Human Development Index
A man, a plan, a canal...
Known as Nyasaland under colonial rule
Hitler and Napoleon were foolish enough to invade
Wartorn state on the horn of Africa
Host of 2009 global climate conference
Northernmost Baltic state
Funafuti is the capital
Cities include Port Harcourt, Calabar and Benin City
Home of Barack Obama's paternal ancestors
Sfax is a major city here
More languages than any other country
Homeland of Franz Ferdinand assassin
Capital is the Queen of Spain
Formerly known as East Pakistan
Owners of the Galapagos Islands
The only country in South America to have hosted Test cricket
The only African country never colonised by Europeans
The smallest non-European country in area
Locked between Georgia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran
Cuts down more trees per year than any other country
Vesuvius and Etna could and do erupt here
Birkirkara is the largest city
Long, thin, Andean country
Football stars Samuel Eto'o and Roger Milla hail from here
Home of cricket star Brian Lara
Island powered by geothermic energy
Island chain located between Madagascar and East Africa
Where to go if you're pining for the fjords
Scene of the iconic 1943 film starring Ingrid Begman and Humphrey Bogart
Had the heaviest king on record
Three other countries contain its name in theirs
Linked with Rwanda under colonial rule
Pyrenean principality
A war here in the 1960s and 1970s cost over 2 million lives
Had the largest empire in history
Large African island, famous for its unique wildlife
Prince Albert is head of state in this tiny European nation
Invaded by the US in 1983
Located between Martinique and Guadeloupe
Westernmost former Yugoslav state, by land borders
Capital is Port Vila
Known in its own language as Magyarország
Home of cricket star Vivian Richards
Smallest in the world
HintCountry
South American country that borders Central America
The erstwhile finish of the Paris-Dakar rally
Only country beginning with Q
Borders the UK
Holland is a constituent part
Formerly known as Dahomey
Most populous former Soviet state, excluding Russia
Alexander the Great originated here
First of the Baltic states to qualify for a major football tournament
Gained independence from South Africa in 1990
Comprised of 17,508 islands
Contains the port of Aden
Africa's only Spanish-speaking country
A republic in central Africa (yes, that one)
Dominates the interior of the Arabian peninsula
Former British territory in Central America
Nicknamed 'Land of the Long White Cloud'
Home of baseball's Rafael Palmeiro
Gained independence from the US in 1986
Caspian Sea state, scene of some action in Bond film 'The World is not Enough'
Home of track star Kim Collins
Jewish homeland
One of its citizens was convicted for the Lockerbie bombing
The nearest Caribbean nation to the US mainland
Idi Amin and Milton Obote have ruled here
Namesake of onetime Chicago Bulls #23
Baffin Island is part of this country
The smaller of the two landlocked countries in the Americas
IKEA furniture is from here
Hard to spell
Dubai and Sharjah are among its constituent parts
Flanders is a constituent part
This is (was, some of it) Sparta
'Rich Coast' in its native language
Saint Thomas, translated, Portuguese islands
Home of football star Didier Drogba
Formerly known as Persia
Ruled by the Al-Khalifa family
Includes the island of Phuket
Homeland of Genghis Khan
The westernmost Slavic state
World's largest cricket-playing nation
The only Central American country to border four others
Once had a King Zog
Timbuktu is located here
Sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania
Assailants of the Alamo
Administers Hong Kong and Macau
Home of the digeridoo
Green Cape, in Portuguese
The bulk of this Eurasian country is known as Anatolia
Annexed by Iraq in 1991
Bordered by Guinea and Liberia
Formerly part of Ethiopia
Indian Ocean islands including the most common first three letters among countries
Largest city is Quezon City
Indian Ocean island archipelago, northeast of Madagascar
Funded Christopher Columbus
Totally surrounded by South Africa
Spanish for 'the saviour'
Minsk is the capital
The westernmost Saharan country
100m champion Usain Bolt was born here
Kim Il-Sung is Eternal President, despite being dead
One letter short of a noted NFL quarterback
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Reunified when the wall came down
The only country whose flag has four horizontal stripes only
Not Conakry, but...
Tiny Himalayan state
Home of poet Derek Walcott
Formerly part of Indonesia; independent in 2002
Gamal Abdel Nasser ruled here from the 1950s to 1970
Sometimes referred to as Chinese Taipei
Belligerent in the Cold War, opposed to the USSR
Co-host with Ukraine of Euro 2012 football championship
Smallest country by area in Central Asia
Land of the Rising Sun
Winter Olympic host 1984, before independence
Easternmost French-speaking African country
The larger of the two landlocked countries in the Americas
South-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula
The capital is named after Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza
Home of baseball's Albert Pujols
Omar Bongo was president for 42 years until his death in 2009
Scene of 2003 invasion by US and allies
The Petronas Towers, here, were briefly the world's tallest buildings
Mainland Europe's westernmost
A 2009 coup saw Manuel Zelaya lose power here
Known as the Gold Coast in the colonial era
The exclave of Cabinda is part of this African state
Four-letter south east Asian state
Borders both Libya and Cameroon
Home of the ancient civilisation of Nubia
Former Dutch colony on mainland South America
Home country of rugby star Brian Lima
Invaded by Russia in 2008
Established by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819
Once known as Portuguese East Africa
Tashkent is capital
Borders more countries than any other in Africa
The head of state here was for a time the world's richest man
Juan Perón, Leopoldo Galtieri and Carlos Menem are all former leaders
Writer Albert Camus was born here
Home country of Astana cycling team
Banking, chocolate, cuckoo clocks, neutrality (most stereotypes per capita)
Hugo Chavez is the socialist leader here
Flag is a yellow disc on a blue background
Scene of 2001 invasion by US and allies
Tswana and English are its official languages
Machu Picchu, lost Incan city, was discovered here
Its flag includes three green diamonds
Named after a very wise Biblical king
The Federated States of...
The Gurkha fighting force originates here
A popular tourist destination here is Dubrovnik
African state famous for its copper industry
Soweto is a notable settlement here
Ceausescu ruled as a dictator here
Smallest of the Benelux countries
Birthplace of Mozart
The newest state of all
The world famous Sandy Lane hotel is found here
Alpine principality
Formerly known as Kampuchea
Renault cars are from here
A genocide here in 1994 cost a million lives
Capital here is Bratislava
Known as Southern Rhodesia under colonial rule
Formerly known as Ceylon
Kim chi (food) is popular here

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