Namibia Military Size 1991-2022

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.
  • Namibia military size for 2019 was 16,000.00, a 0.63% increase from 2018.
  • Namibia military size for 2018 was 15,900.00, a 0.62% decline from 2017.
  • Namibia military size for 2017 was 16,000.00, a 0.63% increase from 2016.
  • Namibia military size for 2016 was 15,900.00, a 4.61% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
China 2,535,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 762,000.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,000.00
Colombia 481,000.00
Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
Mexico 328,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,000.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,000.00
Jordan 116,000.00
South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Namibia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 16,000.00 0.63%
2018 15,900.00 -0.62%
2017 16,000.00 0.63%
2016 15,900.00 4.61%
2015 15,200.00 0.00%
2014 15,200.00 0.00%
2013 15,200.00 0.00%
2012 15,200.00 0.00%
2011 15,200.00 0.00%
2010 15,200.00 0.00%
2009 15,200.00 1.33%
2008 15,000.00 0.00%
2007 15,000.00 0.00%
2006 15,000.00 0.00%
2005 15,000.00 0.00%
2004 15,000.00 0.00%
2003 15,000.00 0.00%
2002 15,000.00 0.00%
2001 15,000.00 64.84%
2000 9,100.00 0.00%
1999 9,100.00 0.00%
1998 9,100.00 54.24%
1997 5,900.00 -28.05%
1996 8,200.00 1.23%
1995 8,100.00 1.25%
1994 8,000.00 0.00%
1993 8,000.00 0.00%
1992 8,000.00 0.00%
1991 8,000.00 0.00%