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Armed forces growth 669 [2nd of 132]
Armed forces personnel 40,000 [77th of 166]
Arms imports > constant 1990 US$ 4,000,000 constant 1990 US$ [80th of 100]
Branches
National Defense Force (Forces de Defense Nationales, FDN): Army (includes Naval Detachment and Air Wing), Gendarmerie
Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature 24 SEP 1996  
Conscription
No conscription (FWCC).
expenditure > % of central government expenditure 30.31 % [6th of 88]
expenditure > % of GDP 0.01 % [117th of 145]
expenditure > current LCU 51800000  
Expenditures 5.9 % of GDP [6th of 87]
Expenditures > Dollar figure $38,700,000.00 [62nd of 111]
    Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP) $58.27 per 1,000 $ of GDP [3rd of 111]
Expenditures > Percent of GDP 5.9% [6th of 154]
Manpower > Availability > Females 1,851,676 [88th of 162]
Manpower > Availability > Males 1,878,544 [94th of 210]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1,375,900 [106th of 175]
Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49 1,419,755 [105th of 175]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Females 1,062,488 [101st of 162]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males 1,083,899 [104th of 210]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 747,400 [119th of 174]
Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49 723,516 [121st of 174]
Manpower > Military age 16 years of age  
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females 98,533 [78th of 226]
Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males 98,105 [79th of 226]
Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49 91,331 [67th of 157]
personnel 82,000 [60th of 170]
personnel > % of total labor force 2.14 % [33rd of 168]
Service age and obligation
16 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; children as young as 10 years of age have been conscripted into the armed forces; the enrollment of children is still not prohibited
US military exports $3.00 thousand [106th of 109]
Weapon holdings 148,000 [106th of 137]

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; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'u Burundi
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