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

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