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Military of Costa Rica

Contrary to other countries in Latin America, Costa Rica has no real army.

Military branches: Coast Guard, Air Section, Ministry of Public Security Force (Fuerza Publica);

Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age

Military manpower - availability:
males age 15-49: 1,010,087 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - fit for military service:
males age 15-49: 676,691 (2000 est.)

Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
males: 38,043 (2000 est.)

Military expenditures - dollar figure: $55 million (FY95)

Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 2% (FY95)

See also : Costa Rica



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