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Military > Personnel > Per capita: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Armed forces personnel are active duty military personnel, including paramilitary forces if the training, organization, equipment, and control suggest they may be used to support or replace regular military forces. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 North KoreaNorth Korea 57.59 per 1,000 people 2005
2 EritreaEritrea 45.9 per 1,000 people 2005
3 SingaporeSingapore 38.46 per 1,000 people 2005
4 BruneiBrunei 29.43 per 1,000 people 2005
5 BahrainBahrain 28.9 per 1,000 people 2005
6 IsraelIsrael 25.42 per 1,000 people 2005
7 LaosLaos 22.78 per 1,000 people 2005
8 SyriaSyria 21.84 per 1,000 people 2005
9 LebanonLebanon 21.19 per 1,000 people 2005
10 JordanJordan 20.51 per 1,000 people 2005
11 BelarusBelarus 18.72 per 1,000 people 2005
12 OmanOman 17.92 per 1,000 people 2005
13 MaldivesMaldives 17.23 per 1,000 people 2000
14 DjiboutiDjibouti 16.39 per 1,000 people 2005
15 ArmeniaArmenia 16.25 per 1,000 people 2005
16 GreeceGreece 15.13 per 1,000 people 2005
17 QatarQatar 14.76 per 1,000 people 2005
18 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 14.66 per 1,000 people 2005
19 South KoreaSouth Korea 14.35 per 1,000 people 2005
20 CyprusCyprus 14.19 per 1,000 people 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 13.92 per 1,000 people 2005
21 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 13.61 per 1,000 people 2004
22 CambodiaCambodia 13.57 per 1,000 people 2005
23 LibyaLibya 12.98 per 1,000 people 2005
24 United Arab EmiratesUAE 11.25 per 1,000 people 2005
25 BulgariaBulgaria 10.98 per 1,000 people 2005
26 BurundiBurundi 10.87 per 1,000 people 2005
27 EgyptEgypt 10.79 per 1,000 people 2005
28 BhutanBhutan 10.74 per 1,000 people 2000
29 Sri LankaSri Lanka 10.19 per 1,000 people 2005
30 NorwayNorway 10.17 per 1,000 people 2005
31 RussiaRussia 10.15 per 1,000 people 2005
32 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 9.78 per 1,000 people 2005
33 AlgeriaAlgeria 9.71 per 1,000 people 2005
34 BurmaBurma 9.56 per 1,000 people 2005
35 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 9.34 per 1,000 people 2005
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 9.16 per 1,000 people 2003
36 KuwaitKuwait 9.07 per 1,000 people 2005
37 PortugalPortugal 8.82 per 1,000 people 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 8.73 per 1,000 people 2005
38 IraqIraq 8.71 per 1,000 people 2005
39 IranIran 8.57 per 1,000 people 2005
40 TurkeyTurkey 8.56 per 1,000 people 2005
41 LithuaniaLithuania 8.49 per 1,000 people 2005
42 MoroccoMorocco 8.33 per 1,000 people 2005
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 8.31 per 1,000 people 2005
43 RomaniaRomania 8.18 per 1,000 people 2005
44 BoliviaBolivia 7.62 per 1,000 people 2005
45 ItalyItaly 7.59 per 1,000 people 2005
46 UruguayUruguay 7.54 per 1,000 people 2005
47 ColombiaColombia 7.48 per 1,000 people 2005
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 7.4 per 1,000 people 2005
48 AngolaAngola 7.4 per 1,000 people 2005
49 NamibiaNamibia 7.38 per 1,000 people 2005
50 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 7.3 per 1,000 people 1999
51 AlbaniaAlbania 7.19 per 1,000 people 2005
52 SomaliaSomalia 7.13 per 1,000 people 2000
53 ChileChile 7.12 per 1,000 people 2005
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 7.07 per 1,000 people 2005
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 7.07 per 1,000 people 2005
54 CroatiaCroatia 6.98 per 1,000 people 2005
Cold countries averageCold countries average 6.95 per 1,000 people 2003
Europe averageEurope average 6.88 per 1,000 people 2005
55 MauritaniaMauritania 6.84 per 1,000 people 2005
56 CubaCuba 6.74 per 1,000 people 2005
57 KazakhstanKazakhstan 6.67 per 1,000 people 2005
58 YemenYemen 6.58 per 1,000 people 2005
59 ThailandThailand 6.55 per 1,000 people 2005
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 6.37 per 1,000 people 2005
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 6.3 per 1,000 people 2005
60 MongoliaMongolia 6.26 per 1,000 people 2005
61 BotswanaBotswana 6.23 per 1,000 people 2005
62 SloveniaSlovenia 6 per 1,000 people 2005
NATO countries averageNATO average 6 per 1,000 people 2005
63 VietnamVietnam 5.96 per 1,000 people 2005
64 EstoniaEstonia 5.94 per 1,000 people 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 5.92 per 1,000 people 2005
65 PakistanPakistan 5.91 per 1,000 people 2005
66 FinlandFinland 5.91 per 1,000 people 2005
67 FranceFrance 5.9 per 1,000 people 2005
68 RwandaRwanda 5.86 per 1,000 people 2005
European Union averageEuropean Union average 5.83 per 1,000 people 2005
69 UkraineUkraine 5.8 per 1,000 people 2005
70 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 5.67 per 1,000 people 2005
71 PeruPeru 5.61 per 1,000 people 2005
72 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 5.38 per 1,000 people 2005
73 MalaysiaMalaysia 5.33 per 1,000 people 2005
74 SeychellesSeychelles 5.33 per 1,000 people 2005
75 United StatesUnited States 5.22 per 1,000 people 2005
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 5.18 per 1,000 people 2005
76 GeorgiaGeorgia 5.14 per 1,000 people 2005
77 SpainSpain 5.07 per 1,000 people 2005
78 GabonGabon 5.06 per 1,000 people 2005
79 MaltaMalta 4.96 per 1,000 people 2005
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 4.89 per 1,000 people 2005
80 AustriaAustria 4.86 per 1,000 people 2005
81 NepalNepal 4.83 per 1,000 people 2005
82 FijiFiji 4.72 per 1,000 people 2005
83 TunisiaTunisia 4.69 per 1,000 people 2005
84 LiberiaLiberia 4.57 per 1,000 people 2005
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 4.54 per 1,000 people 2005
85 SurinameSuriname 4.45 per 1,000 people 2005
86 HungaryHungary 4.36 per 1,000 people 2005
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 4.31 per 1,000 people 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 4.3 per 1,000 people 2005
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 4.26 per 1,000 people 2005
87 PolandPoland 4.25 per 1,000 people 2005
88 ParaguayParaguay 4.24 per 1,000 people 2005
89 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 4.22 per 1,000 people 2005
90 Costa RicaCosta Rica 4.07 per 1,000 people 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 4.01 per 1,000 people 2005
91 GuyanaGuyana 3.99 per 1,000 people 2005
92 ZimbabweZimbabwe 3.92 per 1,000 people 2005
93 DenmarkDenmark 3.88 per 1,000 people 2005
94 GuatemalaGuatemala 3.81 per 1,000 people 2005
95 SlovakiaSlovakia 3.71 per 1,000 people 2005
96 PanamaPanama 3.71 per 1,000 people 2005
97 NetherlandsNetherlands 3.68 per 1,000 people 2005
98 BrazilBrazil 3.61 per 1,000 people 2005
99 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 3.6 per 1,000 people 2005
100 ChadChad 3.59 per 1,000 people 2005
101 EcuadorEcuador 3.57 per 1,000 people 2005
102 BelgiumBelgium 3.53 per 1,000 people 2005
103 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 3.5 per 1,000 people 2005
104 UzbekistanUzbekistan 3.48 per 1,000 people 2005
105 GermanyGermany 3.46 per 1,000 people 2005
106 BelizeBelize 3.43 per 1,000 people 2005
Failed states averageFailed states average 3.4 per 1,000 people 2005
107 SudanSudan 3.4 per 1,000 people 2005
108 LuxembourgLuxembourg 3.31 per 1,000 people 2005
109 SwedenSweden 3.17 per 1,000 people 2005
110 VenezuelaVenezuela 3.08 per 1,000 people 2005
111 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 3.07 per 1,000 people 2005
112 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the 3 per 1,000 people 2005
113 SwazilandSwaziland 2.94 per 1,000 people 1999
114 ChinaChina 2.88 per 1,000 people 2005
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 2.84 per 1,000 people 2005
115 IndiaIndia 2.78 per 1,000 people 2005
116 HondurasHonduras 2.78 per 1,000 people 2005
117 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 2.74 per 1,000 people 2005
118 NicaraguaNicaragua 2.72 per 1,000 people 2005
119 The BahamasThe Bahamas 2.66 per 1,000 people 2005
120 IndonesiaIndonesia 2.64 per 1,000 people 2005
121 ArgentinaArgentina 2.63 per 1,000 people 2005
122 AustraliaAustralia 2.61 per 1,000 people 2005
123 MoldovaMoldova 2.58 per 1,000 people 2005
124 EthiopiaEthiopia 2.57 per 1,000 people 2005
125 IrelandIreland 2.4 per 1,000 people 2005
126 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 2.35 per 1,000 people 2005
127 El SalvadorEl Salvador 2.33 per 1,000 people 2005
128 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 2.3 per 1,000 people 2005
129 BarbadosBarbados 2.26 per 1,000 people 2005
130 CanadaCanada 2.2 per 1,000 people 2005
131 New ZealandNew Zealand 2.2 per 1,000 people 2005
132 LatviaLatvia 2.17 per 1,000 people 2005
133 JapanJapan 2.13 per 1,000 people 2005
134 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 2.05 per 1,000 people 2005
135 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 1.99 per 1,000 people 2005
136 TajikistanTajikistan 1.99 per 1,000 people 2005
137 MexicoMexico 1.98 per 1,000 people 2005
138 Cape VerdeCape Verde 1.97 per 1,000 people 2005
139 BangladeshBangladesh 1.78 per 1,000 people 2005
140 PhilippinesPhilippines 1.77 per 1,000 people 2005
141 UgandaUganda 1.63 per 1,000 people 2005
142 SenegalSenegal 1.63 per 1,000 people 2005
143 MauritiusMauritius 1.61 per 1,000 people 2005
144 TogoTogo 1.59 per 1,000 people 2005
145 GuineaGuinea 1.44 per 1,000 people 2005
146 CameroonCameroon 1.41 per 1,000 people 2005
147 ZambiaZambia 1.37 per 1,000 people 2005
148 South AfricaSouth Africa 1.19 per 1,000 people 2005
149 MadagascarMadagascar 1.18 per 1,000 people 2005
150 NigeriaNigeria 1.14 per 1,000 people 2005
151 JamaicaJamaica 1.13 per 1,000 people 2005
152 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 1.13 per 1,000 people 2005
153 LesothoLesotho 1.11 per 1,000 people 2005
154 East TimorEast Timor 1.08 per 1,000 people 2004
155 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 1.05 per 1,000 people 2005
156 BeninBenin 0.948 per 1,000 people 2005
157 AfghanistanAfghanistan 0.902 per 1,000 people 2005
158 MaliMali 0.888 per 1,000 people 2005
159 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 0.85 per 1,000 people 2005
160 KenyaKenya 0.847 per 1,000 people 2005
161 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 0.743 per 1,000 people 2005
162 TanzaniaTanzania 0.728 per 1,000 people 2005
163 NigerNiger 0.716 per 1,000 people 2005
164 HaitiHaiti 0.64 per 1,000 people 2003
165 MozambiqueMozambique 0.556 per 1,000 people 2005
166 MalawiMalawi 0.543 per 1,000 people 2005
167 The GambiaThe Gambia 0.527 per 1,000 people 2005
168 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 0.51 per 1,000 people 2005
169 IcelandIceland 0.345 per 1,000 people 2003
170 GhanaGhana 0.317 per 1,000 people 2005

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"All countries compared for Military > Personnel (per capita)", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Military/Personnel/Per-capita

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