Iraq 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.
  • Iraq military size for 2018 was 336,000.00, a 60.77% increase from 2017.
  • Iraq military size for 2017 was 209,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • Iraq military size for 2016 was 209,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Iraq military size for 2015 was 209,000.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,695,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 761,500.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,200.00
Colombia 481,200.00
Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,350.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
Iraq Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 336,000.00 60.77%
2017 209,000.00 0.00%
2016 209,000.00 0.00%
2015 209,000.00 0.00%
2014 209,000.00 17.68%
2013 177,600.00 -77.87%
2012 802,400.00 0.00%
2011 802,400.00 0.00%
2010 802,400.00 21.69%
2009 659,395.00 14.28%
2008 577,000.00 59.39%
2007 362,000.00 -26.87%
2006 495,000.00 118.06%
2005 227,000.00 26.82%
2004 179,000.00 -58.56%
2003 432,000.00 0.00%
2002 432,000.00 -7.49%
2001 467,000.00 -2.51%
2000 479,000.00 0.00%
1999 479,000.00 0.00%
1998 479,000.00 8.15%
1997 442,900.00 2.40%
1996 432,500.00 6.19%
1995 407,300.00 -4.16%
1994 425,000.00 4.42%
1993 407,000.00 0.00%
1992 407,000.00 -14.32%
1991 475,000.00 -65.83%
1990 1,390,000.00 39.00%
1989 1,000,000.00 0.00%
1985 1,000,000.00 0.00%