El Salvador 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.
  • El Salvador military size for 2018 was 41,500.00, a 1.19% decline from 2017.
  • El Salvador military size for 2017 was 42,000.00, a 1.2% increase from 2016.
  • El Salvador military size for 2016 was 41,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • El Salvador military size for 2015 was 41,500.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
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Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
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Morocco 245,800.00
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El Salvador 41,500.00
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El Salvador Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 41,500.00 -1.19%
2017 42,000.00 1.20%
2016 41,500.00 0.00%
2015 41,500.00 0.00%
2014 41,500.00 28.48%
2013 32,300.00 0.00%
2012 32,300.00 0.00%
2011 32,300.00 -0.62%
2010 32,500.00 0.00%
2009 32,500.00 -1.52%
2008 33,000.00 0.00%
2007 33,000.00 17.86%
2006 28,000.00 75.00%
2005 16,000.00 6.67%
2004 15,000.00 -45.45%
2003 27,500.00 -4.51%
2002 28,800.00 0.00%
2001 28,800.00 0.00%
2000 28,800.00 -21.31%
1999 36,600.00 0.00%
1998 36,600.00 -9.41%
1997 40,400.00 0.00%
1996 40,400.00 4.94%
1995 38,500.00 28.33%
1994 30,000.00 -38.78%
1993 49,000.00 0.00%
1992 49,000.00 -18.33%
1991 60,000.00 9.09%
1990 55,000.00 22.22%
1989 45,000.00 7.91%
1985 41,700.00 7.91%