Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday Trivia

The answer to yesterday's question is:
Montenegro, on June 28, 2006.

Today's question is:
Which UN member state has the longest official name?


Eric W. said...

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gregory Kong said...

How come Serbia's not the latest one, considering it declared independence later than Montenegro?

Al Jumahiriyah al Arabiyah al Libiyah ash Shabiyah al Ishtirakiyah al Uzma would do it, no?

mrmillermathteacher said...

According to the UN web site:
On 4 February 2003, following the adoption and promulgation of the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro by the Assembly of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the official name of " Federal Republic of Yugoslavia" was changed to Serbia and Montenegro.
In a letter dated 3 June 2006, the President of the Republic of Serbia informed the Secretary-General that the membership of Serbia and Montenegro was being continued by the Republic of Serbia, following Montenegro's declaration of independence.

And I guess I could have specified: as for which name is the longest, we'll go with the official names as listed on the English-language portion of the UN web site.