France 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.
  • France military size for 2018 was 304,800.00, a 0.72% decline from 2017.
  • France military size for 2017 was 307,000.00, a 0.29% increase from 2016.
  • France military size for 2016 was 306,100.00, a 0.08% decline from 2015.
  • France military size for 2015 was 306,350.00, a 1.92% decline 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
France Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 304,800.00 -0.72%
2017 307,000.00 0.29%
2016 306,100.00 -0.08%
2015 306,350.00 -1.92%
2014 312,350.00 -1.90%
2013 318,400.00 -2.21%
2012 325,600.00 -2.00%
2011 332,250.00 -2.84%
2010 341,967.00 0.00%
2009 341,967.00 -3.13%
2008 353,000.00 0.00%
2007 353,000.00 -0.28%
2006 354,000.00 -1.39%
2005 359,000.00 0.28%
2004 358,000.00 -0.67%
2003 360,400.00 -0.39%
2002 361,800.00 -3.37%
2001 374,400.00 -3.85%
2000 389,400.00 -5.39%
1999 411,600.00 -8.98%
1998 452,200.00 -4.42%
1997 473,100.00 -3.70%
1996 491,300.00 -2.21%
1995 502,400.00 -0.71%
1994 506,000.00 0.00%
1993 506,000.00 -3.07%
1992 522,000.00 -3.69%
1991 542,000.00 -1.45%
1990 550,000.00 -0.72%
1989 554,000.00 19.32%
1985 464,300.00 19.32%