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Benin Military

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Military branches: Armed Forces (includes Army, Navy, Air Force), National Gendarmerie
Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age
Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49:  1,455,433

females age 15-49:  1,489,947

note:  both sexes are liable for military service (2001 est.)
Military manpower - fit for military service: males age 15-49:  743,980

females age 15-49:  755,149 (2001 est.)
Military manpower - reaching military age annually: males:  70,088

females:  73,618 (2001 est.)
Military expenditures - dollar figure: $27 million (FY96)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.2% (FY96)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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