Which Country Has the Longest National Anthem?

Perhaps you thought that “The Star-Spangled Banner,” with its four verses, was difficult to memorize, and seemed the longest to you.

But Francis Scott Key’s poem set to the music of a British drinking song would seem quite easy and short compared to the Greek National Anthem, ” Imnos pros tin Eleftherian,” or “The Hymn to Liberty,” which contains 158 verses!

Then, again, you might be envious of the children of Qatar and Bahrain, two Middle East countries, as their National Anthems have no words at all.

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