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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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 North Korea 57.59 per 1,000 people 2005
2 Eritrea 45.9 per 1,000 people 2005
3 Singapore 38.46 per 1,000 people 2005
4 Brunei 29.43 per 1,000 people 2005
5 Bahrain 28.9 per 1,000 people 2005
6 Israel 25.42 per 1,000 people 2005
7 Laos 22.78 per 1,000 people 2005
8 Syria 21.84 per 1,000 people 2005
9 Lebanon 21.19 per 1,000 people 2005
10 Jordan 20.51 per 1,000 people 2005
11 Belarus 18.72 per 1,000 people 2005
12 Oman 17.92 per 1,000 people 2005
13 Maldives 17.23 per 1,000 people 2000
14 Djibouti 16.39 per 1,000 people 2005
15 Armenia 16.25 per 1,000 people 2005
16 Greece 15.13 per 1,000 people 2005
17 Qatar 14.76 per 1,000 people 2005
18 Switzerland 14.66 per 1,000 people 2005
19 South Korea 14.35 per 1,000 people 2005
20 Cyprus 14.19 per 1,000 people 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 13.92 per 1,000 people 2005
21 Serbia and Montenegro 13.61 per 1,000 people 2004
22 Cambodia 13.57 per 1,000 people 2005
23 Libya 12.98 per 1,000 people 2005
24 United Arab Emirates 11.25 per 1,000 people 2005
25 Bulgaria 10.98 per 1,000 people 2005
26 Burundi 10.87 per 1,000 people 2005
27 Egypt 10.79 per 1,000 people 2005
28 Bhutan 10.74 per 1,000 people 2000
29 Sri Lanka 10.19 per 1,000 people 2005
30 Norway 10.17 per 1,000 people 2005
31 Russia 10.15 per 1,000 people 2005
32 Azerbaijan 9.78 per 1,000 people 2005
33 Algeria 9.71 per 1,000 people 2005
34 Burma 9.56 per 1,000 people 2005
35 Saudi Arabia 9.34 per 1,000 people 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 9.16 per 1,000 people 2003
36 Kuwait 9.07 per 1,000 people 2005
37 Portugal 8.82 per 1,000 people 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 8.73 per 1,000 people 2005
38 Iraq 8.71 per 1,000 people 2005
39 Iran 8.57 per 1,000 people 2005
40 Turkey 8.56 per 1,000 people 2005
41 Lithuania 8.49 per 1,000 people 2005
42 Morocco 8.33 per 1,000 people 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 8.31 per 1,000 people 2005
43 Romania 8.18 per 1,000 people 2005
44 Bolivia 7.62 per 1,000 people 2005
45 Italy 7.59 per 1,000 people 2005
46 Uruguay 7.54 per 1,000 people 2005
47 Colombia 7.48 per 1,000 people 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7.4 per 1,000 people 2005
48 Angola 7.4 per 1,000 people 2005
49 Namibia 7.38 per 1,000 people 2005
50 Sao Tome and Principe 7.3 per 1,000 people 1999
51 Albania 7.19 per 1,000 people 2005
52 Somalia 7.13 per 1,000 people 2000
53 Chile 7.12 per 1,000 people 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 7.07 per 1,000 people 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 7.07 per 1,000 people 2005
54 Croatia 6.98 per 1,000 people 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 6.95 per 1,000 people 2003
Europe average (profile) 6.88 per 1,000 people 2005
55 Mauritania 6.84 per 1,000 people 2005
56 Cuba 6.74 per 1,000 people 2005
57 Kazakhstan 6.67 per 1,000 people 2005
58 Yemen 6.58 per 1,000 people 2005
59 Thailand 6.55 per 1,000 people 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 6.37 per 1,000 people 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.3 per 1,000 people 2005
60 Mongolia 6.26 per 1,000 people 2005
61 Botswana 6.23 per 1,000 people 2005
62 Slovenia 6 per 1,000 people 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 6 per 1,000 people 2005
63 Vietnam 5.96 per 1,000 people 2005
64 Estonia 5.94 per 1,000 people 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 5.92 per 1,000 people 2005
65 Pakistan 5.91 per 1,000 people 2005
66 Finland 5.91 per 1,000 people 2005
67 France 5.9 per 1,000 people 2005
68 Rwanda 5.86 per 1,000 people 2005
European Union average (profile) 5.83 per 1,000 people 2005
69 Ukraine 5.8 per 1,000 people 2005
70 Guinea-Bissau 5.67 per 1,000 people 2005
71 Peru 5.61 per 1,000 people 2005
72 Turkmenistan 5.38 per 1,000 people 2005
=73 Malaysia 5.33 per 1,000 people 2005
=73 Seychelles 5.33 per 1,000 people 2005
75 United States 5.22 per 1,000 people 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 5.18 per 1,000 people 2005
76 Georgia 5.14 per 1,000 people 2005
77 Spain 5.07 per 1,000 people 2005
78 Gabon 5.06 per 1,000 people 2005
79 Malta 4.96 per 1,000 people 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 4.89 per 1,000 people 2005
80 Austria 4.86 per 1,000 people 2005
81 Nepal 4.83 per 1,000 people 2005
82 Fiji 4.72 per 1,000 people 2005
83 Tunisia 4.69 per 1,000 people 2005
84 Liberia 4.57 per 1,000 people 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.54 per 1,000 people 2005
85 Suriname 4.45 per 1,000 people 2005
86 Hungary 4.36 per 1,000 people 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 4.31 per 1,000 people 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 4.3 per 1,000 people 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4.26 per 1,000 people 2005
87 Poland 4.25 per 1,000 people 2005
88 Paraguay 4.24 per 1,000 people 2005
89 Dominican Republic 4.22 per 1,000 people 2005
90 Costa Rica 4.07 per 1,000 people 2003
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.01 per 1,000 people 2005
91 Guyana 3.99 per 1,000 people 2005
92 Zimbabwe 3.92 per 1,000 people 2005
93 Denmark 3.88 per 1,000 people 2005
94 Guatemala 3.81 per 1,000 people 2005
=95 Slovakia 3.71 per 1,000 people 2005
=95 Panama 3.71 per 1,000 people 2005
97 Netherlands 3.68 per 1,000 people 2005
98 Brazil 3.61 per 1,000 people 2005
99 United Kingdom 3.6 per 1,000 people 2005
100 Chad 3.59 per 1,000 people 2005
101 Ecuador 3.57 per 1,000 people 2005
102 Belgium 3.53 per 1,000 people 2005
103 Kyrgyzstan 3.5 per 1,000 people 2005
104 Uzbekistan 3.48 per 1,000 people 2005
105 Germany 3.46 per 1,000 people 2005
106 Belize 3.43 per 1,000 people 2005
failed states average (profile) 3.4 per 1,000 people 2005
107 Sudan 3.4 per 1,000 people 2005
108 Luxembourg 3.31 per 1,000 people 2005
109 Sweden 3.17 per 1,000 people 2005
110 Venezuela 3.08 per 1,000 people 2005
111 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.07 per 1,000 people 2005
112 Congo, Republic of the 3 per 1,000 people 2005
113 Swaziland 2.94 per 1,000 people 1999
114 China 2.88 per 1,000 people 2005
South Asia average (profile) 2.84 per 1,000 people 2005
115 India 2.78 per 1,000 people 2005
116 Honduras 2.78 per 1,000 people 2005
117 Czech Republic 2.74 per 1,000 people 2005
118 Nicaragua 2.72 per 1,000 people 2005
119 The Bahamas 2.66 per 1,000 people 2005
120 Indonesia 2.64 per 1,000 people 2005
121 Argentina 2.63 per 1,000 people 2005
122 Australia 2.61 per 1,000 people 2005
123 Moldova 2.58 per 1,000 people 2005
124 Ethiopia 2.57 per 1,000 people 2005
125 Ireland 2.4 per 1,000 people 2005
126 Sierra Leone 2.35 per 1,000 people 2005
127 El Salvador 2.33 per 1,000 people 2005
128 Trinidad and Tobago 2.3 per 1,000 people 2005
129 Barbados 2.26 per 1,000 people 2005
130 Canada 2.2 per 1,000 people 2005
131 New Zealand 2.2 per 1,000 people 2005
132 Latvia 2.17 per 1,000 people 2005
133 Japan 2.13 per 1,000 people 2005
134 Antigua and Barbuda 2.05 per 1,000 people 2005
135 Equatorial Guinea 1.99 per 1,000 people 2005
136 Tajikistan 1.99 per 1,000 people 2005
137 Mexico 1.98 per 1,000 people 2005
138 Cape Verde 1.97 per 1,000 people 2005
139 Bangladesh 1.78 per 1,000 people 2005
140 Philippines 1.77 per 1,000 people 2005
141 Uganda 1.63 per 1,000 people 2005
142 Senegal 1.63 per 1,000 people 2005
143 Mauritius 1.61 per 1,000 people 2005
144 Togo 1.59 per 1,000 people 2005
145 Guinea 1.44 per 1,000 people 2005
146 Cameroon 1.41 per 1,000 people 2005
147 Zambia 1.37 per 1,000 people 2005
148 South Africa 1.19 per 1,000 people 2005
149 Madagascar 1.18 per 1,000 people 2005
150 Nigeria 1.14 per 1,000 people 2005
151 Jamaica 1.13 per 1,000 people 2005
152 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.13 per 1,000 people 2005
153 Lesotho 1.11 per 1,000 people 2005
154 East Timor 1.08 per 1,000 people 2004
155 Cote d'Ivoire 1.05 per 1,000 people 2005
156 Benin 0.948 per 1,000 people 2005
157 Afghanistan 0.902 per 1,000 people 2005
158 Mali 0.888 per 1,000 people 2005
159 Burkina Faso 0.85 per 1,000 people 2005
160 Kenya 0.847 per 1,000 people 2005
161 Central African Republic 0.743 per 1,000 people 2005
162 Tanzania 0.728 per 1,000 people 2005
163 Niger 0.716 per 1,000 people 2005
164 Haiti 0.64 per 1,000 people 2003
165 Mozambique 0.556 per 1,000 people 2005
166 Malawi 0.543 per 1,000 people 2005
167 The Gambia 0.527 per 1,000 people 2005
168 Papua New Guinea 0.51 per 1,000 people 2005
169 Iceland 0.345 per 1,000 people 2003
170 Ghana 0.317 per 1,000 people 2005

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