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1. If it’s said that the country has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council and its inhabitants carry roubles in their wallets, which country is being referred to?
2. The 4,000 inhabitants of this country’s largest city and capital, San Marino, pay with Italian Lira and speak Italian as well. The country became a UN member on March 2, 1992. What is the name of the country?
3. Some 51,000 people live in this country’s capital and largest city: Port of Spain . English is their major language. What is the double-barrelled name of this Caribbean country?
4. The capital city of this country was named after the country’s first president. It is one of the countries with a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. What is the name of this country?
5. When you listen to the inhabitants of this country you can hear them speak Farsi or Persian, but also Azerbaijani and Kurdish. What is the name of the country?
6. Jamaica’s capital city has 582,000 inhabitants, which makes it the island’s largest city as well. Do you know its name?
7. There is a city somewhere in Oceania called Port Vila , with a population of 20,000. When you go there, you pay with vatu . In which country would one find this city?
8. In Australia , people have space: there’s only 2 people per square kilometre on the average. What is the largest city?
9. The capital is Libreville, which is French for libertytown. Apart from French, Beti, Kota, Mbere, Mpongwe, Njebi, Punu and Teke are spoken here. Do you know the name of this multi-lingual land?
10. Montevideo has a population of 1,326,000 and is the capital of which country?
11. More than 5.6 million people live in the capital of Colombia . What is the name of that city?
12. Its capital is Ouagadougou and the people speak French, Dyula, and Ful. What is the name of the country?
13. Only 74,000 people live on this group of islands off the east coast of Africa. The islands are famous for their beautiful white beaches and the blue sea. The capital is Victoria. Do you know the country’s name?
14. Dhaka is the capital and the inhabitants of this country speak Bengali. What is the country’s name?
15. The people on this caribbean island are not far from Florida, US, and they speak Spanish. If you are in Havana you’re in the capital of the country. What is the country’s name?
16. It is in Asia and if you know the name of the country, you also know the name of the capital and the largest city. People who live here, speak Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil. It starts with an ‘S’.
17. Its capital is Quito and the largest city is Guayaquil. The people pay with sucre (that is French for sugar). Which country is this?
18. Canada is a bilingual country; people speak French and English. Its capital is Ottawa, but that is not the largest city. What is the name of the largest city in Canada?
19. The International Court of Justice is seated at The Hague in The Netherlands. But this is not the capital. What is the capital’s name?
20. Palau has a latitude/longtitude of 07°20'N / 134°30'E and 116,000 inhabitants. Its capital is Koror. Do you know its currency?
21. Japan is also referred to as ‘the land of the rising sun’. Its capital is Tokyo. What is its largest city?
22. The country is recovering from a civil war and its capital is Monrovia. What is the country’s name?
23. Besides English, the people of this country speak Gaelic, a celtic language. What is the name of the country?
24. The capital of this Asian country is Thimphu; people speak Dzongkha, Assamese and Nepali. What is its name?
25. Its currency is boliviano and apart from Spanish, people speak Quechua and Aymara. What is the country’s name?
26. On March 2, 1992, this former republic of the Soviet Union became a member of the UN as an independent country. Its capital is Alma-Ata. What is the name of the country?
27. These two Carribean islands have very similar names. One is Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic with Santa Domingo as its capital. The other has Roseau as its capital and people speak English and Creole French. What is this second island’s name?
28. People in this country pay with bolivars, which is taken from the name of the country’s hero and liberator, Simon Bolivar. What is the name of the country?
29. This language is spoken in all the North African countries, though it did not originate there. It is one of the six official languages of the UN. Which language is it?
30. The country’s latitude and longitude are 29°30'N 47°45'E and the recent Gulf War started because this country was invaded. What is its name?
31. This island’s capital is Nicosia and it has two languages: Greek and Turkish. What is the name of the island?
32. The currency of this African country is lilangeni and the capital is called Mbabane. Apart from English, the people of this land speak Swazi. What is the country’s name?
33. The biggest city in New Zealand is Auckland. What is the capital city?
34. Its capital is Accra and it is the homeland of the new Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan. Which country is it?
35. Its capital is Nairobi and it is host to the headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme. What is the name of the country?
36. Uzbekistan is a relatively new member of the United Nations. It joined in March of 1992. What is its capital city?
37. This old country in Asia is the only one whose name starts with a “V”.

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