Military:  Denmark

Military branches:

Defense Command: Army Operational Command, Admiral Danish Fleet, Arctic Command, Tactical Air Command, Home Guard (2010)

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 (2012)

Manpower available for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,236,337

females age 16-49: 1,224,182 (2010 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:

males age 16-49: 1,014,560

females age 16-49: 1,003,921 (2010 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:

male: 37,913

female: 35,865 (2010 est.)

Military expenditures:

country comparison to the world: 111

Transnational Issues:  Denmark

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; Denmark (Greenland) and Norway have made submissions to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) and Russia is collecting additional data to augment its 2001 CLCS submission

Refugees and internally displaced persons:

stateless persons: 3,623 (2012)