Bulgaria Military Size 1985-2022

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 2019 was 37,000.00, a 0.14% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Turkey 512,000.00
Colombia 481,000.00
Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
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Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,000.00
Jordan 116,000.00
South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Bulgaria Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 37,000.00 0.14%
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%