Uganda 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.
  • 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.
  • Uganda military size for 2015 was 46,400.00, a 0.85% 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
Burkina Faso 11,200.00
Mozambique 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
Uganda Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
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%