Poland 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.
  • Poland military size for 2018 was 196,700.00, a 2.98% increase from 2017.
  • Poland military size for 2017 was 191,000.00, a 7.06% increase from 2016.
  • Poland military size for 2016 was 178,400.00, a 3.3% increase from 2015.
  • Poland military size for 2015 was 172,700.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,379,800.00
South Korea 608,000.00
Italy 341,500.00
France 304,800.00
Japan 261,150.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Poland 196,700.00
Spain 196,350.00
Germany 181,400.00
Israel 177,500.00
United Kingdom 148,450.00
Greece 147,850.00
Chile 122,200.00
Argentina 105,200.00
Canada 72,400.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 58,100.00
Portugal 52,250.00
Oman 46,600.00
Netherlands 41,410.00
Hungary 39,800.00
Lithuania 39,550.00
Belgium 31,500.00
Panama 26,000.00
Finland 25,200.00
Kuwait 24,500.00
Norway 23,250.00
Austria 22,850.00
Czech Republic 22,245.00
Uruguay 22,100.00
Qatar 21,500.00
Switzerland 21,450.00
Bahrain 19,200.00
Croatia 18,200.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Slovak Republic 15,850.00
Sweden 15,150.00
Denmark 14,500.00
New Zealand 9,400.00
Ireland 8,650.00
Brunei 8,200.00
Slovenia 7,250.00
Latvia 6,900.00
Estonia 6,700.00
Trinidad and Tobago 4,050.00
Luxembourg 1,900.00
Malta 1,750.00
Bahamas 1,300.00
Barbados 610.00
Seychelles 420.00
Antigua and Barbuda 180.00
Poland Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 196,700.00 2.98%
2017 191,000.00 7.06%
2016 178,400.00 3.30%
2015 172,700.00 0.00%
2014 172,700.00 0.00%
2013 172,700.00 0.00%
2012 172,700.00 46.29%
2011 118,050.00 -2.76%
2010 121,400.00 0.00%
2009 121,400.00 -15.10%
2008 143,000.00 0.70%
2007 142,000.00 -4.05%
2006 148,000.00 -8.64%
2005 162,000.00 0.00%
2004 162,000.00 -12.15%
2003 184,400.00 0.00%
2002 184,400.00 -19.12%
2001 228,000.00 -4.52%
2000 238,800.00 -9.56%
1999 264,050.00 0.00%
1998 264,050.00 -0.41%
1997 265,150.00 -2.84%
1996 272,900.00 -9.64%
1995 302,000.00 18.43%
1994 255,000.00 -1.92%
1993 260,000.00 -3.70%
1992 270,000.00 -11.48%
1991 305,000.00 -2.56%
1990 313,000.00 -10.57%
1989 350,000.00 9.72%
1985 319,000.00 9.72%