Nepal Military Size 1985-2023

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.
  • Nepal military size for 2019 was 112,000.00, a 0.36% increase from 2018.
  • Nepal military size for 2018 was 111,600.00, a 0.36% decline from 2017.
  • Nepal military size for 2017 was 112,000.00, a 29.38% decline from 2016.
  • Nepal military size for 2016 was 158,600.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 278,000.00
Syrian Arab Republic 269,000.00
Eritrea 202,000.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 134,000.00
Nepal 112,000.00
Burundi 51,000.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Chad 45,000.00
Yemen 40,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 22,000.00
Mali 21,000.00
Somalia 20,000.00
Senegal 19,000.00
Tajikistan 17,000.00
Malawi 15,000.00
Guinea 13,000.00
Benin 12,000.00
Burkina Faso 11,000.00
Mozambique 11,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Togo 10,000.00
Niger 10,000.00
Sierra Leone 9,000.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,000.00
Gambia 4,000.00
Liberia 2,000.00
Haiti 1,000.00
Nepal Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 112,000.00 0.36%
2018 111,600.00 -0.36%
2017 112,000.00 -29.38%
2016 158,600.00 0.00%
2015 158,600.00 0.54%
2014 157,750.00 0.00%
2013 157,750.00 0.00%
2012 157,750.00 0.00%
2011 157,750.00 0.00%
2010 157,753.00 0.00%
2009 157,753.00 20.42%
2008 131,000.00 0.00%
2007 131,000.00 0.00%
2006 131,000.00 0.00%
2005 131,000.00 0.00%
2004 131,000.00 27.18%
2003 103,000.00 13.19%
2002 91,000.00 5.81%
2001 86,000.00 -4.44%
2000 90,000.00 0.00%
1999 90,000.00 0.00%
1998 90,000.00 4.65%
1997 86,000.00 21.13%
1996 71,000.00 12.70%
1995 63,000.00 80.00%
1994 35,000.00 0.00%
1993 35,000.00 0.00%
1992 35,000.00 0.00%
1991 35,000.00 0.00%
1990 35,000.00 0.00%
1989 35,000.00 40.00%
1985 25,000.00 40.00%