France 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.
  • France military size for 2019 was 304,000.00, a 0.26% decline from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
France Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 304,000.00 -0.26%
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%