Venezuela 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.
  • Venezuela military size for 2018 was 343,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Venezuela military size for 2017 was 343,000.00, a 25.64% increase from 2016.
  • Venezuela military size for 2016 was 273,000.00, a 3.02% increase from 2015.
  • Venezuela military size for 2015 was 265,000.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,695,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 761,500.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,200.00
Colombia 481,200.00
Thailand 454,850.00
Mexico 348,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 336,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,350.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,600.00
Jordan 101,500.00
South Africa 89,650.00
Azerbaijan 81,950.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,050.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Armenia 48,800.00
Guatemala 43,050.00
Turkmenistan 41,500.00
Ecuador 41,250.00
Bulgaria 36,950.00
Serbia 32,150.00
Paraguay 28,950.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Namibia 15,900.00
Montenegro 12,350.00
Bosnia 10,500.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Albania 9,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Gabon 6,700.00
Jamaica 5,950.00
Fiji 4,040.00
Guyana 3,400.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Suriname 1,840.00
Belize 1,500.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,450.00
Venezuela Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 343,000.00 0.00%
2017 343,000.00 25.64%
2016 273,000.00 3.02%
2015 265,000.00 0.00%
2014 265,000.00 130.43%
2013 115,000.00 0.00%
2012 115,000.00 0.00%
2011 115,000.00 0.00%
2010 115,000.00 0.00%
2009 115,000.00 0.00%
2008 115,000.00 0.00%
2007 115,000.00 40.24%
2005 82,000.00 0.00%
2004 82,000.00 -22.13%
2003 105,300.00 0.00%
2002 105,300.00 0.00%
2001 105,300.00 33.29%
2000 79,000.00 0.00%
1999 79,000.00 0.00%
1998 79,000.00 0.00%
1997 79,000.00 0.00%
1996 79,000.00 -1.25%
1995 80,000.00 6.67%
1994 75,000.00 0.00%
1993 75,000.00 0.00%
1992 75,000.00 2.74%
1991 73,000.00 -2.67%
1990 75,000.00 0.00%
1989 75,000.00 53.06%
1985 49,000.00 53.06%