The Weekend Quiz - Geography

A mix of anagrams, rebus and trickery

Welcome to the Weekend Quiz

This is Volume 5 - Geography.  I want you to name the 9 countries, without capitals or spaces.   As before, each question relates to a country, but I will do my best to obscure the name.  Think laterally, google is always your friend and most importantly:

Good luck and have fun!

Question 1

This small country is as beautiful as a garden!