Burundi Military Size 1985-2021

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.
  • Burundi military size for 2018 was 51,050.00, a 64.68% increase from 2017.
  • Burundi military size for 2017 was 31,000.00, a 39.28% decline from 2016.
  • Burundi military size for 2016 was 51,050.00, a 24.51% increase from 2015.
  • Burundi military size for 2015 was 41,000.00, a 19.69% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 272,900.00
Syrian Arab Republic 257,500.00
Eritrea 201,750.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 134,250.00
Nepal 111,600.00
Burundi 51,050.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Chad 32,850.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 21,500.00
Mali 21,000.00
Yemen 20,000.00
Somalia 19,800.00
Senegal 18,600.00
Tajikistan 16,800.00
Malawi 14,700.00
Guinea 12,700.00
Benin 12,250.00
Mozambique 11,200.00
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Niger 10,300.00
Central African Republic 10,150.00
Togo 9,550.00
Sierra Leone 8,500.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,450.00
Liberia 2,100.00
Gambia 800.00
Haiti 500.00
Burundi Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 51,050.00 64.68%
2017 31,000.00 -39.28%
2016 51,050.00 24.51%
2015 41,000.00 -19.69%
2014 51,050.00 0.00%
2013 51,050.00 0.10%
2012 51,000.00 -0.10%
2011 51,050.00 0.00%
2010 51,050.00 0.00%
2009 51,050.00 0.10%
2008 51,000.00 0.00%
2007 51,000.00 -37.80%
2005 82,000.00 1.23%
2004 81,000.00 44.64%
2003 56,000.00 9.80%
2002 51,000.00 0.00%
2001 51,000.00 12.09%
2000 45,500.00 0.00%
1999 45,500.00 4.60%
1998 43,500.00 97.73%
1997 22,000.00 0.00%
1996 22,000.00 50.68%
1995 14,600.00 -14.12%
1994 17,000.00 30.77%
1993 13,000.00 0.00%
1992 13,000.00 8.33%
1991 12,000.00 0.00%
1990 12,000.00 9.09%
1989 11,000.00 111.54%
1985 5,200.00 111.54%