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Military > Armed forces personnel per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total armed forces (2000). Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Eritrea 50.77 2000
2 Israel 27.35 2000
3 Jordan 21.68 2000
4 United Arab Emirates 21.48 2000
5 Qatar 20.21 2000
6 Oman 20.07 2000
7 Lebanon 19.78 2000
8 Syria 19.3 2000
9 Bahrain 16.46 2000
10 Albania 16.34 2000
11 Singapore 14.9 2000
12 Libya 14.68 2000
13 Greece 14.56 2000
14 South Korea 14.53 2000
15 Croatia 13.78 2000
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 13.63 2000
16 Armenia 13.33 2000
17 Cambodia 11.45 2000
18 Djibouti 11.07 2000
19 Bhutan 10.63 2000
20 Cyprus 10.6 2000
21 Russia 10.39 2000
22 Saudi Arabia 10.03 2000
23 Bulgaria 9.79 2000
OPEC countries average (profile) 9.66 2000
24 Turkey 9.66 2000
25 Romania 9.22 2000
26 Azerbaijan 8.95 2000
27 Rwanda 8.34 2000
28 Belarus 8.3 2000
29 Kuwait 7.87 2000
30 Iran 7.78 2000
31 Angola 7.76 2000
32 Slovakia 7.24 2000
33 Uruguay 7.23 2000
34 Burma 7.1 2000
Muslim countries average (profile) 6.98 2000
35 Morocco 6.9 2000
36 Egypt 6.77 2000
37 Vietnam 6.23 2000
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.23 2000
38 Finland 6.18 2000
39 Ukraine 6.18 2000
40 Georgia 6.11 2000
41 Sri Lanka 6.02 2000
42 Norway 6.01 2000
43 Burundi 5.99 2000
44 Sweden 5.97 2000
45 Mauritania 5.91 2000
NATO countries average (profile) 5.76 2000
46 Czech Republic 5.65 2000
47 Poland 5.64 2000
European Union average (profile) 5.64 2000
48 Chile 5.63 2000
49 Guinea-Bissau 5.5 2000
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.49 2000
50 Laos 5.38 2000
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.38 2000
51 Ethiopia 5.33 2000
52 Malta 5.24 2000
53 Cuba 5.21 2000
54 Botswana 5.13 2000
Eurozone average (profile) 5.11 2000
Former British colonies average (profile) 5 2000
55 Austria 4.99 2000
56 Fiji 4.93 2000
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.85 2000
57 United States 4.84 2000
58 Thailand 4.83 2000
59 France 4.83 2000
Catholic countries average (profile) 4.8 2000
60 Namibia 4.74 2000
61 Ecuador 4.63 2000
62 Slovenia 4.53 2000
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.44 2000
63 Peru 4.42 2000
64 Italy 4.41 2000
65 Portugal 4.4 2000
66 Hungary 4.31 2000
67 Kazakhstan 4.3 2000
South Asia average (profile) 4.29 2000
68 Suriname 4.29 2000
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.29 2000
69 Pakistan 4.25 2000
70 Belize 4.19 2000
71 Spain 4.12 2000
72 Denmark 4.12 2000
73 Malaysia 4.1 2000
74 Gabon 4.08 2000
75 Algeria 3.91 2000
76 Switzerland 3.9 2000
77 Colombia 3.81 2000
78 Belgium 3.8 2000
79 Bolivia 3.77 2000
80 Yemen 3.77 2000
81 Mongolia 3.75 2000
82 Sudan 3.75 2000
83 Barbados 3.74 2000
84 Paraguay 3.74 2000
85 Lithuania 3.71 2000
86 Tunisia 3.66 2000
87 Estonia 3.65 2000
88 Chad 3.61 2000
89 United Kingdom 3.6 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 3.45 2000
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 3.4 2000
90 The Bahamas 3.36 2000
91 Netherlands 3.27 2000
92 Zimbabwe 3.2 2000
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.16 2000
93 Ireland 3.15 2000
94 Nicaragua 3.14 2000
95 Turkmenistan 3.11 2000
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.03 2000
96 El Salvador 2.85 2000
97 Dominican Republic 2.77 2000
98 Guatemala 2.77 2000
99 Germany 2.69 2000
100 Guyana 2.69 2000
101 Australia 2.66 2000
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 2.45 2000
102 Uzbekistan 2.39 2000
103 Trinidad and Tobago 2.37 2000
104 New Zealand 2.33 2000
105 Venezuela 2.29 2000
106 Luxembourg 2.29 2000
107 Cape Verde 2.26 2000
108 China 2.23 2000
109 Zambia 2.18 2000
110 Nepal 2.16 2000
111 Latvia 2.11 2000
112 Uganda 2.06 2000
113 Equatorial Guinea 1.93 2000
114 Argentina 1.92 2000
115 Canada 1.92 2000
116 Japan 1.87 2000
117 Mexico 1.86 2000
118 Kyrgyzstan 1.84 2000
119 Brazil 1.65 2000
120 Togo 1.44 2000
121 South Africa 1.43 2000
122 Indonesia 1.42 2000
123 Philippines 1.37 2000
124 Madagascar 1.33 2000
125 Honduras 1.28 2000
126 India 1.25 2000
127 Jamaica 1.16 2000
128 Guinea 1.14 2000
129 Lesotho 1.08 2000
130 Bangladesh 1.03 2000
131 Tajikistan 0.97 2000
132 Senegal 0.913 2000
133 Central African Republic 0.825 2000
134 Cameroon 0.816 2000
135 The Gambia 0.814 2000
136 Papua New Guinea 0.744 2000
137 Sierra Leone 0.725 2000
138 Benin 0.719 2000
139 Kenya 0.703 2000
140 Mali 0.682 2000
141 Nigeria 0.619 2000
142 Burkina Faso 0.603 2000
143 Cote d'Ivoire 0.496 2000
144 Niger 0.455 2000
145 Malawi 0.442 2000
146 Ghana 0.372 2000
147 Mozambique 0.328 2000
148 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.213 2000
=149 Swaziland 0.0 2000
=149 Dominica 0.0 2000
=149 Vanuatu 0.0 2000
=149 Mauritius 0.0 2000
=149 Panama 0.0 2000
=149 Costa Rica 0.0 2000
=149 Maldives 0.0 2000
=149 Sao Tome and Principe 0.0 2000
=149 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.0 2000
=149 Solomon Islands 0.0 2000
=149 Saint Lucia 0.0 2000
=149 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.0 2000
=149 Haiti 0.0 2000
=149 Grenada 0.0 2000
=149 Seychelles 0.0 2000
=149 Antigua and Barbuda 0.0 2000
=149 Iceland 0.0 2000
=149 Comoros 0.0 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Military > Armed forces personnel per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Armed-forces-personnel-per-1000

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Interesting observations about Military > Armed forces personnel per 1000

  • Israel ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Former British colonies in 2000.
  • Jordan ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Muslim countries in 2000.
  • Eritrea ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Hot countries in 2000.
  • Russia ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Emerging markets in 2000.
  • Greece ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst European Union in 2000.
  • Albania ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Europe in 2000.
  • Uruguay ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2000.
  • Armenia ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Cold countries in 2000.
  • United States ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • Lebanon ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 amongst Former French colonies in 2000.
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