Tanzania 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.
  • Tanzania military size for 2018 was 28,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Tanzania military size for 2017 was 28,000.00, a 1.41% decline from 2016.
  • Tanzania military size for 2016 was 28,400.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Tanzania military size for 2015 was 28,400.00, a 0% increase 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
Tanzania Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 28,000.00 0.00%
2017 28,000.00 -1.41%
2016 28,400.00 0.00%
2015 28,400.00 0.00%
2014 28,400.00 0.00%
2013 28,400.00 0.00%
2012 28,400.00 0.00%
2011 28,400.00 0.00%
2010 28,400.00 0.00%
2009 28,400.00 1.43%
2008 28,000.00 0.00%
2007 28,000.00 0.00%
2005 28,000.00 0.00%
2004 28,000.00 -1.41%
2003 28,400.00 0.00%
2002 28,400.00 0.00%
2001 28,400.00 -19.77%
2000 35,400.00 0.00%
1999 35,400.00 0.00%
1998 35,400.00 -1.67%
1997 36,000.00 0.00%
1996 36,000.00 0.00%
1995 36,000.00 -28.00%
1994 50,000.00 8.70%
1993 46,000.00 0.00%
1992 46,000.00 15.00%
1991 40,000.00 0.00%
1990 40,000.00 0.00%
1989 40,000.00 -0.99%
1985 40,400.00 -0.99%