Qatar 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.
  • Qatar military size for 2018 was 21,500.00, a 2.27% decline from 2017.
  • Qatar military size for 2017 was 22,000.00, a 2.33% increase from 2016.
  • Qatar military size for 2016 was 21,500.00, a 82.2% increase from 2015.
  • Qatar military size for 2015 was 11,800.00, 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
Qatar Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 21,500.00 -2.27%
2017 22,000.00 2.33%
2016 21,500.00 82.20%
2015 11,800.00 0.00%
2014 11,800.00 0.00%
2013 11,800.00 0.00%
2012 11,800.00 0.00%
2011 11,800.00 0.00%
2010 11,800.00 0.00%
2009 11,800.00 -1.67%
2008 12,000.00 0.00%
2007 12,000.00 0.00%
2006 12,000.00 0.00%
2005 12,000.00 0.00%
2004 12,000.00 -3.23%
2003 12,400.00 0.00%
2002 12,400.00 0.81%
2001 12,300.00 0.00%
2000 12,300.00 4.24%
1999 11,800.00 0.00%
1998 11,800.00 0.00%
1997 11,800.00 0.00%
1996 11,800.00 6.31%
1995 11,100.00 11.00%
1994 10,000.00 25.00%
1993 8,000.00 0.00%
1992 8,000.00 -27.27%
1991 11,000.00 0.00%
1990 11,000.00 57.14%
1989 7,000.00 16.67%
1985 6,000.00 16.67%