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Afghanistan.afAfghanistan's national game is called Buzkashi; horse riders try to place a goat in a circle.Available
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Albania.alThe heroine of Albania is Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, better known as Mother Theresa; the only Albanian to win a Nobel Prize.Available
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Algeria.dzIt is the largest African country, by area.Available
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Andorra.adAndorra is the only country in the world to have Catalan as its sole official language.Available
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Angola.aoAngola is the home for the giant sable antelope. It can’t be found anywhere else and was thought to be extinct until rediscovered a few years ago.Available
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Antigua and Barbuda.agMount Obama is the highest point: the name was changed from Boggy Peak in honour of President Obama.Available
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Argentina.arArgentina has won the FIFA World Cup twice and been runner up three times.Sold
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Armenia.amChess is a compulsory subject in Armenian schools and there is even a chess exam.Available
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Australia.auAustralia is classified as both the world's smallest continent and the world's largest island.Sold
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Austria.atThe world’s oldest zoo, the Tiergarten Schönbrunn is in Austria. It was founded in 1752. Sold
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Azerbaijan.azThe first known fireplace in human history was found in a cave in Azerbaijan.Available
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Bahamas.bsIt has only snowed once in the Bahamas (in 1977). The snow didn't settle.Available
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Bahrain.bhThe name 'Bahrain', meaning two seas, is attributed to the sweet water springs and salty water in the seas that surround the island country. Available
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Bangladesh.bdBangladesh's ground has never frozen. This is because it is so low lying and tropical.Available
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Barbados.bbThe name Barbados is derived from a type of fig tree that was found there many years ago.Available
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Belarus.byBelarus has more than a thousand lakes and twenty-eight thousand rivers.Available
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Belgium.beThe Big Bang theory originally came from Belgium.Available
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Belize.bzBelize is the only central American country where English is the official language.Available
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Benin.bjBenin is named after the body of water on which it lies – the ‘Bight of Benin’.Available
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Bhutan.btThimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is one of only two capitals in the world with no traffic lights.Available
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Plurinational State of Bolivia.boSpanish and a further 36 indigenous languages are all official languages of Bolivia.Available
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Bosnia and Herzegovina.baIts capital, Sarajevo, hosted the 1984 Winter Olympics.Available
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Botswana.bwBotswana is home to the Okavango Delta. All the water flowing into the delta is ultimately evaporated or transpired and does not flow into any ocean or sea. Available
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Brazil.brThe name Brazil comes from Terra do Brasil, meaning "land of the brazilwood tree".Sold
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Brunei Darussalam.bnThe name Brunei Darussalam means "abode of peace". Available
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Bulgaria.bgBulgaria is the only country in Europe that has kept its original name since 681AD.Available
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Burkina Faso.bfBurkina Faso is a multilingual country with 69 languages spoken, of which 60 are indigenous.Sold
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Burundi.biBurundi was ranked the world’s most unhappy country in the 2018 World Happiness Report released by the United Nations. Available
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Cape Verde.cvBefore the arrival of Europeans (Genoese and Portuguese), the Cape Verde Islands were uninhabited.Available
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Cambodia.khCambodia’s flag is the only one in the world to feature a building.Available
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Cameroon.cmCameroon was the first African country to reach the quarter final of the football (FIFA) World Cup.Available
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Canada.caCanada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.Available
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Central African Republic.cfAbout 68% of girls from the Central African Republic are married before they are 18.Available
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Chad.tdThe Sahara Desert covers much of northern Chad and occupies roughly 1/3rd of the country’s total area.Available
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Chile.clThe world’s largest swimming pool, (total area of 8 hectares) is in Chile.Available
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China.cnHalf of all the world's pigs live in China.Available
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Colombia.coThe golden rule of Colombia: if you hear music, start moving. Shakira comes from Colombia.Available
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Comoros.kmWith fewer than a million people, it is one of the least populous countries in the world, but is also one of the most densely populated.Available
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Congo.cgA third of the population of the Congo live in the capital Brazzaville.Available
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Democratic Republic of the Congo.cdThe great apes, such as the bonobos and the eastern lowland gorillas, can be found only in the DRC.Available
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Costa Rica.crThere are about 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica, making it the true hummingbird capital of the world.
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Côte d'Ivoire.ciCôte d'Ivoire has two capitals: Yamoussoukro is the political capital and Abidjan is its economic capital. Available
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Croatia.hrCroatia joined the European Union on the 1st July 2013, making it the EU's newest member state.Available
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Cuba.cuThe smallest bird in the world can be found in Cuba. It is the bee hummingbird, which only grows to about 57mm in length.Available
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Cyprus.cyCyprus is the only country with a picture of an island on its flag.Available
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Czech Republic.czThe Czech Republic is almost completely surrounded by mountains.Available
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Denmark.dkDenmark is considered to be the least corrupt country in the world.Sold
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Djibouti.djLac Assal, a crater lake in the centre of Djibouti, is 10 times saltier than the sea.Available
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Dominica.dmA unique species of bird only found in Dominica is the Sisserou parrot. It appears on the national flag.Available
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Dominican Republic.doBefore the formation of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, the island was jointly named Hispaniola.Available
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Ecuador.ecGuinea pig is a delicacy in Ecuador.Available
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Egypt.egThe ancient Egyptians were the first people to have a year consisting of 365 days divided into 12 months.Available
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El Salvador.svEl Salvador is known as the land of volcanoes. It has more than 20. Available
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Equatorial Guinea.gqSpanish, French and Portuguese are the official languages of Equatorial New Guinea.Available
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Eritrea.erEritrea is a multilingual country. It has no official, national language.Available
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Estonia.eeEstonia has more women than men.Available
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Eswatini.szEswatini, meaning “land of the Swazis”, was announced as the new name for Swaziland in 2018. Available
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Ethiopia.etCoffee was discovered in Ethiopia, in the Kaffa region.Available
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Fiji.fjRugby Union is the most popular sport in Fiji. Available
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Finland.fiAccording to the 2018 Happiness Index, Finland is the happiest country in the world. Available
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France.frIn 2018, France was the most visited country in the world.Sold
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Gabon.gaAbout 85 percent of Gabon is covered by tropical humid forest.Available
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Republic of The Gambia.gmThe most popular sport in The Gambia is wrestling.Available
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Georgia.geThe Krubera Cave, in Georgia, is the deepest cave in the world. It takes about 27 days to reach the bottom.Available
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Germany.deThe world's first airline, Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, was founded on November 16th 1909 in Frankfurt.Sold
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Ghana.ghThe capital city “Accra” means “ants.” It was named after the anthills that once surrounded the city.Available
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Greece.grGreece is the world’s third leading producer of olives. Some olive trees planted in the thirteenth century are still producing olives.Available
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Grenada.gdGrand Etang, in Grenada, said to be a bottomless lake, was formed over a dormant volcano.Available
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Guatemala.gtThe name 'Guatemala' originates from a word meaning 'place of many trees'.Available
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Guinea.gnConakry, the capital of Guinea, is the wettest capital in the world with about 3.7 metres of rain per year.Available
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Guinea-Bissau.gwThe land now known as Guinea-Bissau was once the kingdom of Gabú, which was part of the larger Mali Empire.Available
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Guyana.gyAlmost three quarters of Guyana is uninhabited. Available
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Haiti.htChristopher Columbus is buried in Haiti.Available
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Honduras.hnThe five stars on the Honduran flag represent the five countries of Central AmericaAvailable
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Hungary.huThe Hungarian alphabet has 44 letters and the language is said to be one of the most difficult to learn.Available
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Iceland.isFirst names not previously used in Iceland must be approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee.Available
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India.inIndia is the world's largest democracy.Sold
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Indonesia.idIndonesia is home to some of the rarest creatures in the world, such as fish that climb trees and spiders that catch small birds in giant webs.Available
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Islamic Republic of Iran.irApproximately 70% of Iran's population is under the age of 30. Available
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Iraq.iqThe Iraqi desert is home to the saw-scaled viper, considered to be the most dangerous snake in the world.Available
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Ireland.ieIreland has won the Eurovision Song Contest a record seven times.Available
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Israel.ilSkhug is a spicy chili pepper sauce brought to Israel by Yemenite Jews, and has become one of Israel's most popular condiments.Available
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Italy.itItaly is home to Europe’s only three active volcanoes: Etna, Stromboli and Vesuvius.Available
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Jamaica.jmAlthough widely spoken, Jamaican Creole or Patois is not a written language. Jamaica has the only flag without red, white or blue.Available
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Japan.jpThe volcano, Mount Fuji, is the tallest peak in Japan. It last erupted in 1708.Available
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Jordan.joUnlike other states in the Middle East, Jordan has no oil of its own.Available
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Kazakhstan.kzKazakhstan is the 9th largest country by land area in the world.Available
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Kenya.keMount Kenya is the highest peak in the country and the second highest in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro.Available
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Kiribati.kiKiribati is made up of 33 atolls and reef islands, only 21 of which are inhabited.Available
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea.kpNorth Korea has only three TV channels. Two of these broadcast only at weekends.Available
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Republic of Korea.kpSouth Korea, on average, has the fastest internet speeds in the world.Available
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Kuwait.kwKuwait is the only country with no natural water supply from lakes or reservoirs.Available
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Kyrgyzstan.kgKyrgyzstan has the largest walnut forest in the world.Available
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Laos.laLaos was once known as the Land of a Million Elephants, though today their numbers have dwindled to between 400 and 600.Available
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Latvia.lvLatvia’s internet speeds are among the fastest in the world.Available
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Lebanon.lbLebanon is the only Middle Eastern country without a desert; there aren't even any indigenous camels.Available
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Lesotho.lsThe Kingdom of Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa.Available
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Liberia.lrThe president of Liberia since 2018, George Weah, used to play football for Chelsea and Manchester City.Available
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Libya.lyLibya has had only one King in its entire history; Idris was king from 1951- 1969. Available
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