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Active military per 1,000 people (2017)

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Active military per 1,000 people (2017)


 

 


The following list is sourced from the 2017 edition of “The Military Balance” published annually by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Flag Country Active military Reserve military Paramilitary Total Per 1000 capita
(total)
Per 1000 capita
(active)
North Korea North Korea[115][Note 8] 1,190,000 6,300,000 189,000 7,679,000 305.7 47.4
Eritrea Eritrea[50] 201,750 120,000 0 321,750 54.8 34.4
Israel Israel[76] 176,500 465,000 8,000 649,500 79.5 21.6
Brunei Brunei[23] 7,000 700 2,250 9,950 22.8 16
South Sudan South Sudan[146] 185,000 0 0 185,000 14.8 14.8
Armenia Armenia[7][Note 1][Note 2] 44,800 210,000 4,300 259,100 84.9 14.7
Greece Greece[62] 142,950 220,500 4,000 367,450 34.1 13.3
Oman Oman[117] 42,600 0 4,400 47,000 14 12.7
Singapore Singapore[138] 72,500 312,500 119,100 504,100 87.2 12.5
South Korea South Korea[143] 630,000 7,500,000 4,500 8,134,500 159.7 12.4
Jordan Jordan[80] 100,500 65,000 15,000 180,500 22.1 12.3
Djibouti Djibouti[44] 10,450 0 2,500 12,950 15.3 12.3
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka[145] 243,000 35,900 62,200 341,100 15.3 10.9
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates[164] 63,000 0 0 63,000 10.6 10.6
Cyprus Cyprus[40] 12,000 50,000 750 62,750 52 10
Lebanon Lebanon[88] 60,000 0 20,000 80,000 12.8 9.6
Taiwan Taiwan[152] 215,000 1,657,000 17,000 1,889,000 80.5 9.2
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia[133] 227,000 0 24,500 251,500 8.9 8.1
Cambodia Cambodia[27] 124,300 0 67,000 191,300 12 7.8
Syria Syria[151] 127,500 0 150,000 277,500 16.1 7.4
Uruguay Uruguay[167] 24,650 0 800 25,450 7.6 7.4
Russia Russia[131][Note 10] 1,013,000 2,500,000 710,000 4,223,000 29.7 7.1
Myanmar Myanmar[107] 406,000 0 107,250 513,250 9 7.1
Turkmenistan Turkmenistan[161] 36,500 0 0 36,500 6.9 6.9
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[10] 66,950 300,000 15,000 381,950 38.7 6.8
Sudan Sudan[147] 244,300 85,000 20,000 349,300 9.5 6.7
Belarus Belarus[15] 62,000 344,750 150,000 556,750 58.2 6.5
Iran Iran[73][Note 4] 523,000 350,000 40,000 913,000 11 6.3
Mongolia Mongolia[103] 20,000 250,000 15,000 285,000 89.3 6.3
Colombia Colombia[35] 293,200 34,950 187,900 516,050 10.9 6.2
Lithuania Lithuania[92] 17,030 6,700 11,300 35,030 12.3 6
Bahrain Bahrain[12] 8,200 0 11,260 19,460 14.1 5.9
Morocco Morocco[105] 195,800 150,000 50,000 395,800 11.8 5.8
Kuwait Kuwait[84] 15,500 23,700 7,100 46,300 16.3 5.5
Thailand Thailand[155] 360,850 245,000 93,700 699,550 10.3 5.3
Angola Angola[4] 107,000 0 10,000 117,000 5.8 5.3
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[45] 56,050 0 15,000 71,050 6.7 5.3
Qatar Qatar[127] 11,800 0 0 11,800 5.2 5.2
Vietnam Vietnam[170] 482,000 5,000,000 40,000 5,522,000 58 5.1
Afghanistan Afghanistan[1] 171,200 0 148,200 319,400 9.6 5.1
Estonia Estonia[51] 6,400 12,000 15,800 34,200 27.2 5.1
Norway Norway[116] 24,950 45,590 0 70,540 13.4 4.7
Malta Malta[98] 1,950 180 0 2,130 5.1 4.7
Egypt Egypt[47] 438,500 479,000 397,000 1,314,500 13.9 4.6
Ukraine Ukraine[163] 204,000 900,000 88,000 1,192,000 27 4.6
Guyana Guyana[66] 3,400 670 0 4,070 5.5 4.6
Seychelles Seychelles[136] 420 0 0 420 4.5 4.5
Turkey Turkey[160] 355,200 378,700 156,800 890,700 11.1 4.4
Cuba Cuba[39][Note 3] 49,000 1,159,000 26,500 1,234,500 110.4 4.4
Bulgaria Bulgaria[24] 31,300 3,000 16,000 50,300 7 4.4
Mauritania Mauritania[99] 15,850 0 5,000 20,850 5.7 4.3
United States United States[166] 1,347,300 865,050 14,850 2,227,200 6.9 4.2
Georgia (country) Georgia[59] 20,650 0 5,400 26,050 5.3 4.2
Namibia Namibia[108] 9,900 0 6,000 15,900 6.8 4.2
Belize Belize[17] 1,500 700 0 2,200 6.2 4.2
Laos Laos[86] 29,100 0 100,000 129,100 18.4 4.1
Botswana Botswana[21] 9,000 0 0 9,000 4.1 4.1
El Salvador El Salvador[48] 24,500 9,900 17,000 51,400 8.3 4
Finland Finland[54][55] 22,200 900,000 2,700 924,900 168.2 4
The Bahamas Bahamas[11] 1,300 0 0 1,300 4 4
Serbia Serbia[135] 28,150 50,150 0 78,300 11 3.9
Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[128] 8,000 4,850 0 12,850 6.1 3.8
Fiji Fiji[53] 3,500 6,000 0 9,500 10.4 3.8
Venezuela Venezuela[169] 115,000 8,000 0 123,000 4 3.7
Chile Chile[33] 64,750 40,000 44,700 149,450 8.5 3.7
Slovenia Slovenia[140] 7,250 1,760 5,950 14,960 7.6 3.7
Croatia Croatia[38] 15,550 0 3,000 18,550 4.3 3.6
Malaysia Malaysia[96][Note 7] 109,000 51,600 269,300 429,900 13.9 3.5
Nepal Nepal[109] 96,600 0 62,000 158,600 5.5 3.3
Romania Romania[130] 70,500 50,000 79,900 200,400 9.3 3.3
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago[158] 4,050 0 0 4,050 3.3 3.3
Pakistan Pakistan[118] 653,800 0 282,000 935,800 4.6 3.2
Algeria Algeria[3] 130,000 150,000 187,200 467,200 11.6 3.2
Tunisia Tunisia[159] 35,800 0 12,000 47,800 4.3 3.2
Bolivia Bolivia[19] 34,100 0 37,100 71,200 6.5 3.1
Suriname Suriname[148] 1,840 0 100 1,940 3.3 3.1
France France[56] 202,950 68,100 103,400 374,450 5.6 3
Sweden Sweden[149] 29,750 0 21,950 51,700 5.2 3
Denmark Denmark[43] 16,600 45,700 0 62,300 11.1 3
Montenegro Montenegro[104] 1,950 0 10,100 12,050 18.7 3
Slovakia Slovakia[139] 15,850 0 0 15,850 2.9 2.9
Italy Italy[77][Note 5] 174,500 18,300 182,350 375,150 6.1 2.8
Burundi Burundi[26] 30,000 0 21,000 51,000 4.6 2.7
Portugal Portugal[126] 29,600 211,950 44,000 285,550 26.4 2.7
Hungary Hungary[69] 26,500 44,000 12,000 82,500 8.4 2.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[20] 10,500 0 0 10,500 2.7 2.7
Latvia Latvia[87] 5,310 7,850 0 13,160 6.7 2.7
Gabon Gabon[57] 4,700 0 2,000 6,700 3.9 2.7
Poland Poland[125] 99,300 0 73,400 172,700 4.5 2.6
Peru Peru[123] 81,000 188,000 77,000 346,000 11.3 2.6
Chad Chad[32] 30,350 0 9,500 39,850 3.4 2.6
Belgium Belgium[16] 29,600 6,750 0 36,350 3.2 2.6
Switzerland Switzerland[150] 20,950 144,270 74,000 239,220 29.2 2.6
Albania Albania[2] 8,000 0 500 8,500 2.8 2.6
Spain Spain[144] 123,200 8,200 76,750 208,150 4.3 2.5
Australia Australia[8] 57,800 21,100 0 78,900 3.4 2.5
Ecuador Ecuador[46] 40,250 118,000 500 158,750 9.9 2.5
Rwanda Rwanda[132] 33,000 0 2,000 35,000 2.7 2.5
Austria Austria[9] 21,350 146,000 0 167,350 19.2 2.5
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau[65] 4,450 0 0 4,450 2.5 2.5
United Kingdom United Kingdom[165] 152,350 81,350 0 233,700 3.6 2.4
Mexico Mexico[101] 277,150 81,500 58,900 417,550 3.4 2.3
Germany Germany[60] 176,800 27,600 500 204,900 2.5 2.2
Cape Verde Cape Verde[30] 1,200 0 0 1,200 2.2 2.2
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[81] 39,000 0 31,500 70,500 3.8 2.1
Netherlands Netherlands[110] 35,410 4,500 6,060 45,970 2.7 2.1
Czech Republic Czech Republic[41] 21,950 0 3,100 25,050 2.3 2.1
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo[129] 10,000 0 2,000 12,000 2.5 2.1
Barbados Barbados[14] 610 430 0 1,040 3.6 2.1
Japan Japan[79] 247,150 56,000 12,650 315,800 2.5 2
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[173] 29,000 0 21,800 50,800 3.5 2
Nicaragua Nicaragua[112] 12,000 0 0 12,000 2 2
New Zealand New Zealand[111] 8,950 2,200 0 11,150 2.5 2
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan[85] 10,900 0 9,500 20,400 3.6 1.9
Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea[49] 1,450 0 0 1,450 1.9 1.9
Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda[5] 180 80 0 260 2.8 1.9
Canada Canada[29] 63,000 30,000 4,500 97,500 2.8 1.8
Somalia Somalia[141] 19,800 0 0 19,800 1.8 1.8
Republic of Ireland Ireland[75] 9,100 2,630 0 11,730 2.4 1.8
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo[42] 134,250 0 0 134,250 1.7 1.7
Argentina Argentina[6] 74,200 0 31,250 105,450 2.4 1.7
Iraq Iraq[74] 64,000 0 145,000 209,000 5.5 1.7
China China[34] 2,183,000 510,000 660,000 3,353,000 2.4 1.6
Brazil Brazil[22] 334,500 1,340,000 395,000 2,069,500 10.1 1.6
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan[168] 48,000 0 20,000 68,000 2.3 1.6
Paraguay Paraguay[122] 10,650 164,500 14,800 189,950 27.7 1.6
Indonesia Indonesia[72] 395,500 400,000 280,000 1,075,500 4.2 1.5
Moldova Moldova[102] 5,150 58,000 2,400 65,550 18.7 1.5
Luxembourg Luxembourg[93] 900 0 600 1,500 2.6 1.5
Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[137] 8,500 0 0 8,500 1.4 1.4
Ethiopia Ethiopia[52] 138,000 0 0 138,000 1.3 1.3
Central African Republic Central African Republic[31] 7,150 0 1,000 8,150 1.5 1.3
Kosovo Kosovo[83] 2,500 800 0 3,300 1.8 1.3
Philippines Philippines[124] 125,000 131,000 90,500 346,500 3.4 1.2
South Africa South Africa[142] 67,100 15,050 0 82,150 1.5 1.2
Uganda Uganda[162] 45,000 10,000 1,400 56,400 1.5 1.2
Guatemala Guatemala[63] 18,050 63,850 25,000 106,900 7 1.2
Honduras Honduras[68] 10,700 60,000 8,000 78,700 8.8 1.2
Jamaica Jamaica[78] 3,450 980 0 4,430 1.5 1.2
India India[71] 1,395,100 2,142,800 1,403,700 4,941,600 3.9 1.1
Ivory Coast Côte d’Ivoire[37] 25,400 0 0 25,400 1.1 1.1
Tajikistan Tajikistan[153] 8,800 0 7,500 16,300 2 1.1
Togo Togo[157] 8,550 0 750 9,300 1.2 1.1
East Timor Timor Leste[156] 1,330 0 0 1,330 1.1 1.1
Bangladesh Bangladesh[13] 157,050 0 63,900 220,950 1.4 1
Zambia Zambia[172] 15,100 3,000 1,400 19,500 1.3 1
Lesotho Lesotho[89] 2,000 0 0 2,000 1 1
Senegal Senegal[134] 13,600 0 5,000 18,600 1.3 0.9
Guinea Guinea[64] 9,700 0 2,600 12,300 1 0.8
Yemen Yemen[171] 20,000 0 0 20,000 0.7 0.7
Benin Benin[18] 7,250 0 2,500 9,750 0.9 0.7
Nigeria Nigeria[114] 118,000 0 82,000 200,000 1.1 0.6
Ghana Ghana[61] 15,500 0 0 15,500 0.6 0.6
Cameroon Cameroon[28] 14,400 0 9,000 23,400 1 0.6
Madagascar Madagascar[94] 13,500 0 8,100 21,600 0.9 0.6
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[25] 11,200 0 250 11,450 0.6 0.6
Tanzania Tanzania[154] 27,000 80,000 1,400 108,400 2.1 0.5
Kenya Kenya[82] 24,100 0 5,000 29,100 0.6 0.5
Mali Mali[97] 8,000 0 7,800 15,800 0.9 0.5
Liberia Liberia[90] 2,050 0 0 2,050 0.5 0.5
Mozambique Mozambique[106] 11,200 0 0 11,200 0.4 0.4
The Gambia Gambia[58] 800 0 0 800 0.4 0.4
Niger Niger[113] 5,300 0 5,400 10,700 0.6 0.3
Malawi Malawi[95] 5,300 0 1,500 6,800 0.4 0.3
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea[121] 1,900 0 0 1,900 0.3 0.3
Haiti Haiti[67] 70 0 50 120 0 0
Panama Panama[120] 0 0 22,050 22,050 6 0
Costa Rica Costa Rica[36] 0 0 9,800 9,800 2 0
Mauritius Mauritius[100] 0 0 2,550 2,550 1.9 0
Iceland Iceland[70] 0 0 250 250 0.7 0
Libya Libya[91][Note 6] 0 0 0 0 0 0
State of Palestine Palestine[119][Note 9]       0 0

 

 

 

source: Wikipedia – International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

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