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Can you name the Countries of the world by description?

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

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