Somalia 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.
  • Somalia military size for 2019 was 20,000.00, a 1.01% increase from 2018.
  • Somalia military size for 2018 was 19,800.00, a 1% decline from 2017.
  • Somalia military size for 2017 was 20,000.00, a 1.01% increase from 2016.
  • Somalia military size for 2016 was 19,800.00, 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
Mozambique 11,000.00
Burkina Faso 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
Somalia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 20,000.00 1.01%
2018 19,800.00 -1.00%
2017 20,000.00 1.01%
2016 19,800.00 0.00%
2015 19,800.00 16.47%
2014 17,000.00 54.55%
2013 11,000.00 -45.00%
2012 20,000.00 525.00%
2011 3,200.00 60.00%
2010 2,000.00 0.00%
2009 2,000.00 -96.00%
2000 50,000.00 0.00%
1999 50,000.00 -77.78%
1998 225,000.00 0.00%
1997 225,000.00 0.00%
1996 225,000.00 0.00%
1995 225,000.00 378.72%
1990 47,000.00 0.00%
1989 47,000.00 -25.04%
1985 62,700.00 -25.04%