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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Defense Command: Army Operational Command, Admiral Danish Fleet, Island Command Greenland, Tactical Air Command, Home Guard (2008)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; conscripts serve an initial training period that varies from 4 to 12 months according to specialization; reservists are assigned to mobilization units following completion of their conscript service; women eligible to volunteer for military service (2004)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 1,235,067
females age 16-49: 1,215,418 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
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males age 16-49: 1,012,716
females age 16-49: 996,436 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually
males age 16-49: 36,561
females age 16-49: 34,603 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
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1.5% (2006; 1.28% 2007 est.)
Disputes - international
Iceland, the UK, and Ireland dispute Denmark's claim that the Faroe Islands' continental shelf extends beyond 200 nm; Faroese continue to study proposals for full independence; sovereignty dispute with Canada over Hans Island in the Kennedy Channel between Ellesmere Island and Greenland

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