Syrian Arab Republic 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.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military size for 2018 was 257,500.00, a 7.74% increase from 2017.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military size for 2017 was 239,000.00, a 22.28% decline from 2016.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military size for 2016 was 307,500.00, a 10.81% increase from 2015.
  • Syrian Arab Republic military size for 2015 was 277,500.00, a 1.07% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 272,900.00
Syrian Arab Republic 257,500.00
Eritrea 201,750.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Congo, Dem. Rep. 134,250.00
Nepal 111,600.00
Burundi 51,050.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Chad 32,850.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 21,500.00
Mali 21,000.00
Yemen 20,000.00
Somalia 19,800.00
Senegal 18,600.00
Tajikistan 16,800.00
Malawi 14,700.00
Guinea 12,700.00
Benin 12,250.00
Mozambique 11,200.00
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Niger 10,300.00
Central African Republic 10,150.00
Togo 9,550.00
Sierra Leone 8,500.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,450.00
Liberia 2,100.00
Gambia 800.00
Haiti 500.00
Syrian Arab Republic Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 257,500.00 7.74%
2017 239,000.00 -22.28%
2016 307,500.00 10.81%
2015 277,500.00 -1.07%
2014 280,500.00 57.58%
2013 178,000.00 0.00%
2012 178,000.00 0.00%
2011 178,000.00 -55.83%
2010 403,000.00 0.00%
2009 403,000.00 0.50%
2008 401,000.00 0.00%
2007 401,000.00 0.00%
2006 401,000.00 -3.61%
2005 416,000.00 0.24%
2004 415,000.00 -2.81%
2003 427,000.00 0.00%
2002 427,000.00 -0.47%
2001 429,000.00 0.99%
2000 424,800.00 0.19%
1999 424,000.00 -0.93%
1998 428,000.00 0.00%
1997 428,000.00 -19.09%
1996 529,000.00 -0.38%
1995 531,000.00 65.94%
1994 320,000.00 -21.57%
1993 408,000.00 0.00%
1992 408,000.00 0.00%
1991 408,000.00 0.00%
1990 408,000.00 2.00%
1989 400,000.00 -0.62%
1985 402,500.00 -0.62%