Tanzania Military Size 1985-2023

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 2019 was 28,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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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
Tanzania Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 28,000.00 0.00%
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%