Central African Republic



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Central African Republic Military 2008

Military branches: Central African Armed Forces (Forces Armees Centrafricaines, FACA): Ground Forces, General Directorate of Gendarmerie Inspection (DGIG), Military Air Service, National Police (2008)
Military service age and obligation: 18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; 2-year conscript service obligation (2006)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 1,032,828 females age 16-49: 999,330 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 534,141 females age 16-49: 495,303 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 54,655 female: 54,420 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 1.1% of GDP (2006 est.)

NOTE: The military information regarding Central African Republic on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Central African Republic Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Central African Republic Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.