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Anonymous8 Jun 2012
For those of you who haven’t read the BBC’s article from earlier this week, which are the only two countries in the world (according to the CIA World Factbook, the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World and the US Department of State) to officially start with the word “The”?8 Jun 2012
One out of two VintageKrug – The Gambia is correct (there is also an official long form of the name which is The Republic of the Gambia).
Lebanon is “habitually referred to with ‘The'”, but it’s not officially correct, apparently.8 Jun 2012
Well done papillion53 – The Bahamas is the correct answer. This is the official short name for the country, although it apparently also has an official long name which is ‘Commonwealth of The Bahamas’.
So there we go – have a nice weekend everyone.8 Jun 2012