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164
Armed forces growth 85 [24th of 132]
Armed forces personnel 16,000 [97th of 166]
Armed forces personnel (per capita) 5.18303 per 1,000 people [47th of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 9,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [71st of 100]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ (per capita) 3.403 constant 1990 US$ per c [57th of 170]

Branches
Mauritanian Armed Forces: Army, Mauritanian Navy (Marine Mauritanienne; includes naval infantry), Islamic Air Force of Mauritania (Force Aerienne Islamique de Mauritanie, FAIM)

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification 30 APR 2003
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996
Conscription
No conscription (FWCC).
expenditure > % of GDP 0.97 % [92nd of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 4800000000
Expenditures 5.5 % of GDP [8th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $20,800,000.00 [71st of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $13.44 per 1,000 $ of GDP [56th of 111]
Expenditures > Dollar figure (per capita) $6.98 per capita [57th of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 5.5% [8th of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Females 744,709 [124th of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 740,675 [135th of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 665,112 [137th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 686,629 [137th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.23 per capita [149th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 215.456 per 1,000 people [155th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 484,777 [127th of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 463,305 [136th of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 332,633 [139th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 322,288 [139th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 0.112 per capita [161st of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 (per capita) 104.402 per 1,000 people [169th of 173]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 38,638 [114th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females (per capita) 11.483 per 1,000 people [33rd of 225]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 38,191 [115th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males (per capita) 11.35 per 1,000 people [58th of 225]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 607,955 [87th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.186 per capita [106th of 120]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 606,463 [98th of 164]
Manpower available for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.185 per capita [147th of 164]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 384,269 [89th of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Females age 18-49 (per capita) 0.118 per capita [93rd of 119]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 370,513 [99th of 161]
Manpower fit for military service > Males age 18-49 (per capita) 0.113 per capita [128th of 161]
personnel 21,000 [103rd of 170]
personnel (per capita) 6.843 per 1,000 people [50th of 171]
personnel > % of total labor force 1.75 % [44th of 168]
Service age and obligation
18 years of age (est.); conscript service obligation - 2 years; majority of servicemen believed to be volunteers; service in Air Force and Navy is voluntary
US military exports $115.00 thousand [91st of 109]
US military exports (per capita) $0.04 thousand per 1,000 peopl [81st of 109]


 

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 ; Study by David Lochhead and James Morrell; available from the Center for International Policy

ALTERNATIVE NAMES

Mauritania, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah, Muritaniyah

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