Bulgaria 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.
  • Bulgaria military size for 2018 was 36,950.00, a 19.19% increase from 2017.
  • Bulgaria military size for 2017 was 31,000.00, a 0.96% decline from 2016.
  • Bulgaria military size for 2016 was 31,300.00, a 33.83% decline from 2015.
  • Bulgaria military size for 2015 was 47,300.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
China 2,695,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 761,500.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,200.00
Colombia 481,200.00
Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,350.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
Bulgaria Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 36,950.00 19.19%
2017 31,000.00 -0.96%
2016 31,300.00 -33.83%
2015 47,300.00 0.00%
2014 47,300.00 0.00%
2013 47,300.00 0.00%
2012 47,300.00 0.00%
2011 47,300.00 -27.58%
2010 65,315.00 0.00%
2009 65,315.00 -12.91%
2008 75,000.00 0.00%
2007 75,000.00 0.00%
2006 75,000.00 -11.76%
2005 85,000.00 0.00%
2004 85,000.00 0.00%
2003 85,000.00 -16.99%
2002 102,400.00 -8.00%
2001 111,300.00 -2.20%
2000 113,800.00 -0.84%
1999 114,760.00 -15.31%
1998 135,500.00 0.00%
1997 135,500.00 -1.45%
1996 137,500.00 1.18%
1995 135,900.00 69.88%
1994 80,000.00 53.85%
1993 52,000.00 -47.47%
1992 99,000.00 -7.48%
1991 107,000.00 -17.05%
1990 129,000.00 -14.00%
1989 150,000.00 1.01%
1985 148,500.00 1.01%