Mauritania 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.
  • Mauritania military size for 2018 was 20,850.00, a 0.71% decline from 2017.
  • Mauritania military size for 2017 was 21,000.00, a 0.72% increase from 2016.
  • Mauritania military size for 2016 was 20,850.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Mauritania military size for 2015 was 20,850.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Mauritania Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 20,850.00 -0.71%
2017 21,000.00 0.72%
2016 20,850.00 0.00%
2015 20,850.00 0.00%
2014 20,850.00 0.00%
2013 20,850.00 0.00%
2012 20,850.00 0.00%
2011 20,850.00 -0.10%
2010 20,870.00 0.00%
2009 20,870.00 -0.62%
2008 21,000.00 0.00%
2007 21,000.00 0.00%
2006 21,000.00 0.00%
2005 21,000.00 5.00%
2004 20,000.00 -3.38%
2003 20,700.00 0.00%
2002 20,700.00 0.49%
2001 20,600.00 -0.48%
2000 20,700.00 0.24%
1999 20,650.00 0.00%
1998 20,650.00 0.00%
1997 20,650.00 -0.24%
1996 20,700.00 0.00%
1995 20,700.00 88.18%
1994 11,000.00 -31.25%
1993 16,000.00 0.00%
1992 16,000.00 -5.88%
1991 17,000.00 0.00%
1990 17,000.00 6.25%
1989 16,000.00 88.24%
1985 8,500.00 88.24%