Eritrea Military Size 1993-2023

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.
  • Eritrea military size for 2019 was 202,000.00, a 0.12% increase from 2018.
  • Eritrea military size for 2018 was 201,750.00, a 0.12% decline from 2017.
  • Eritrea military size for 2017 was 202,000.00, a 0.12% increase from 2016.
  • Eritrea military size for 2016 was 201,750.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 278,000.00
Syrian Arab Republic 269,000.00
Eritrea 202,000.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 134,000.00
Nepal 112,000.00
Burundi 51,000.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Chad 45,000.00
Yemen 40,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 22,000.00
Mali 21,000.00
Somalia 20,000.00
Senegal 19,000.00
Tajikistan 17,000.00
Malawi 15,000.00
Guinea 13,000.00
Benin 12,000.00
Mozambique 11,000.00
Burkina Faso 11,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Togo 10,000.00
Niger 10,000.00
Sierra Leone 9,000.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,000.00
Gambia 4,000.00
Liberia 2,000.00
Haiti 1,000.00
Eritrea Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 202,000.00 0.12%
2018 201,750.00 -0.12%
2017 202,000.00 0.12%
2016 201,750.00 0.00%
2015 201,750.00 0.00%
2014 201,750.00 0.00%
2013 201,750.00 0.00%
2012 201,750.00 0.00%
2011 201,750.00 0.00%
2010 201,750.00 0.00%
2009 201,750.00 -0.12%
2008 202,000.00 0.00%
2007 202,000.00 0.00%
2005 202,000.00 0.50%
2004 201,000.00 -0.50%
2003 202,000.00 17.31%
2002 172,200.00 0.17%
2001 171,900.00 -14.05%
2000 200,000.00 0.00%
1999 200,000.00 324.63%
1998 47,100.00 2.39%
1997 46,000.00 -16.36%
1996 55,000.00 0.00%
1995 55,000.00 0.00%
1994 55,000.00 0.00%
1993 55,000.00 0.00%