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    Nicaragua Military 1997

      Military branches Ground Forces, Navy, Air Force

      Military manpower - military age 18 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 1,027,630 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 632,433 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males : 49,552 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $27.48 million (1996)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 1.35% (1996)

      Disputes - international territorial disputes with Colombia over the Archipelago de San Andresy Providencia and Quita Sueno Bank; with respect to the maritime boundaryquestion in the Golfo de Fonseca, the International Court of Justice (ICJ)referred the disputants to an earlier agreement in this century and advisedthat some tripartite resolution among El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua likely would be required; maritime boundary dispute with Honduras

      Illicit drugs transshipment point for cocaine destined for the US

      NOTE: The information regarding Nicaragua on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Nicaragua Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Nicaragua Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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