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Tiny nations and big moons

By Susan Owensby

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the world’s five smallest sovereign states. We celebrate men and boys, listen to some great music, and of course, there’s the quiz. Just click on the arrow in the photo and enjoy!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday at 6:15, 7:15, 14:45 and 16:45 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews, and great music … so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

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This week’s quiz: 3 September 301 was the day San Marino, the world’s fifth smallest sovereign state, was founded. I asked you to send in the names of the four sovereign states which are smaller than San Marino.

The answers are: Vatican City is the smallest sovereign state. It is followed by Monaco. The third and fourth smallest are two island nations in the Pacific Ocean: Nauru, and Tuvalu.

The winners are: RFI Listeners Club members Humphrey C. Phiri from Lusaka, Zambia, Zenon Teles for the Christian - Marxist – Leninist - Maoist Association of Listening DX-ers in Goa, India and Ralf Urbanczyk from Eisleben, Germany. Also on the winners list this week: Mrs Mami Khanam from Naogaon, Bangladesh and Saikou Jeng from Banjul, The Gambia.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question ... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 19 December to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 24 December program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
80, rue Camille Desmoulins
92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux
France

or

By text … You can also send your quiz answers to The Sound Kitchen mobile phone. Dial your country’s international access code, or “ + ”, then 33 6 31 12 96 82. Don’t forget to include your mailing address in your text – and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

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