Bahrain 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.
  • Bahrain military size for 2018 was 19,200.00, a 1.05% increase from 2017.
  • Bahrain military size for 2017 was 19,000.00, a 2.36% decline from 2016.
  • Bahrain military size for 2016 was 19,460.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Bahrain military size for 2015 was 19,460.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,379,800.00
South Korea 608,000.00
Italy 341,500.00
France 304,800.00
Japan 261,150.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Poland 196,700.00
Spain 196,350.00
Germany 181,400.00
Israel 177,500.00
United Kingdom 148,450.00
Greece 147,850.00
Chile 122,200.00
Argentina 105,200.00
Canada 72,400.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 58,100.00
Portugal 52,250.00
Oman 46,600.00
Netherlands 41,410.00
Hungary 39,800.00
Lithuania 39,550.00
Belgium 31,500.00
Panama 26,000.00
Finland 25,200.00
Kuwait 24,500.00
Norway 23,250.00
Austria 22,850.00
Czech Republic 22,245.00
Uruguay 22,100.00
Qatar 21,500.00
Switzerland 21,450.00
Bahrain 19,200.00
Croatia 18,200.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 15,850.00
Sweden 15,150.00
Denmark 14,500.00
New Zealand 9,400.00
Ireland 8,650.00
Brunei 8,200.00
Slovenia 7,250.00
Latvia 6,900.00
Estonia 6,700.00
Trinidad and Tobago 4,050.00
Luxembourg 1,900.00
Malta 1,750.00
Bahamas 1,300.00
Barbados 610.00
Seychelles 420.00
Antigua and Barbuda 180.00
Bahrain Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 19,200.00 1.05%
2017 19,000.00 -2.36%
2016 19,460.00 0.00%
2015 19,460.00 0.00%
2014 19,460.00 0.00%
2013 19,460.00 0.00%
2012 19,460.00 0.00%
2011 19,460.00 0.00%
2010 19,460.00 0.00%
2009 19,460.00 2.42%
2008 19,000.00 0.00%
2007 19,000.00 0.00%
2006 19,000.00 -9.52%
2005 21,000.00 0.00%
2004 21,000.00 -1.87%
2003 21,400.00 2.39%
2002 20,900.00 -1.42%
2001 21,200.00 0.00%
2000 21,200.00 0.24%
1999 21,150.00 1.44%
1998 20,850.00 0.00%
1997 20,850.00 2.71%
1996 20,300.00 1.50%
1995 20,000.00 150.00%
1994 8,000.00 14.29%
1993 7,000.00 0.00%
1992 7,000.00 -12.50%
1991 8,000.00 0.00%
1990 8,000.00 60.00%
1989 5,000.00 78.57%
1985 2,800.00 78.57%