Poland Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • Poland military size for 2019 was 189,000.00, a 3.91% decline from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Poland Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 189,000.00 -3.91%
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%