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Armed forces growth 60 [31st of 132]
Armed forces personnel 1,000 [148th of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 0.626959 per 1,000 people [138th of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 7,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [80th of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 4.737 constant 1990 US$ per c [43rd of 170]
Branches
Office of the Chief of Defense: Gambian National Army (National Guard, GNA), Gambian Navy (GN)
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 09 APR 2003
Conscription
No conscription (FWCC).
expenditure > % of central government expenditure 7.03 % [27th of 88]
expenditure > % of GDP 0.34 % [114th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 45300000
Expenditures 0.5 % of GDP [77th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $1,000,000.00 [85th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $2.49 per 1,000 $ of GDP [84th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $0.68 per capita [84th of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 0.5% [90th of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Females 384,438 [134th of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 379,668 [144th of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 338,800 [147th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 350,256 [145th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.237 per capita [135th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 212.414 per 1,000 people [162nd of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 244,480 [134th of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 230,202 [146th of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 176,733 [147th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 170,904 [148th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.12 per capita [149th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 107.15 per 1,000 people [163rd of 173]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 19,582 [143rd of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 11.283 per 1,000 people [44th of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 19,650 [143rd of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 11.323 per 1,000 people [61st of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 316,214 [96th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.187 per capita [104th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 311,025 [107th of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.184 per capita [148th of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 194,551 [94th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.115 per capita [94th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 183,057 [107th of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.108 per capita [136th of 161]
personnel 800 [158th of 170]
personnel (per capita) 0.527 per 1,000 people [157th of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 0.12 % [156th of 168]
Service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service; no conscription


SOURCES
calculated on the basis of data on armed forces from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Gambia, The, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia, gambia

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