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Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications & Transportation,
Military branches
Seychelles Defense Force: Army, Coast Guard (includes Naval Wing, Air Wing), National Guard (2005)
Military service age and obligation
18 years of age for voluntary military service (younger with parental consent); no conscription (2008)
Manpower available for military service
males age 16-49: 23,598
females age 16-49: 24,424 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service
Definition - World rank and map
males age 16-49: 17,942
females age 16-49: 20,436 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP
Definition - World rank and map
2% (2006 est.)
Disputes - international
together with Mauritius, Seychelles claims the Chagos Archipelago (UK-administered British Indian Ocean Territory)

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