Uganda 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.
  • Uganda military size for 2019 was 46,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Uganda military size for 2018 was 46,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Uganda military size for 2017 was 46,000.00, a 0.86% decline from 2016.
  • Uganda military size for 2016 was 46,400.00, 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
Niger 10,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Togo 10,000.00
Sierra Leone 9,000.00
Gambia 4,000.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,000.00
Liberia 2,000.00
Haiti 1,000.00
Uganda Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 46,000.00 0.00%
2018 46,000.00 0.00%
2017 46,000.00 -0.86%
2016 46,400.00 0.00%
2015 46,400.00 -0.85%
2014 46,800.00 0.00%
2013 46,800.00 0.00%
2012 46,800.00 0.00%
2011 46,800.00 0.00%
2010 46,800.00 0.00%
2009 46,800.00 -0.43%
2008 47,000.00 0.00%
2007 47,000.00 0.00%
2005 47,000.00 -14.55%
2004 55,000.00 -11.00%
2003 61,800.00 8.80%
2002 56,800.00 0.00%
2001 56,800.00 12.25%
2000 50,600.00 21.93%
1999 41,500.00 0.00%
1998 41,500.00 -10.75%
1997 46,500.00 -9.71%
1996 51,500.00 0.00%
1995 51,500.00 -14.17%
1994 60,000.00 -14.29%
1993 70,000.00 0.00%
1992 70,000.00 16.67%
1991 60,000.00 0.00%
1990 60,000.00 50.00%
1989 40,000.00 100.00%
1985 20,000.00 100.00%