Zambia 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.
  • Zambia military size for 2018 was 16,100.00, a 0.63% increase from 2017.
  • Zambia military size for 2017 was 16,000.00, a 3.03% decline from 2016.
  • Zambia military size for 2016 was 16,500.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Zambia military size for 2015 was 16,500.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Zambia Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 16,100.00 0.63%
2017 16,000.00 -3.03%
2016 16,500.00 0.00%
2015 16,500.00 0.00%
2014 16,500.00 0.00%
2013 16,500.00 0.00%
2012 16,500.00 0.00%
2011 16,500.00 0.00%
2010 16,500.00 0.00%
2009 16,500.00 3.13%
2008 16,000.00 0.00%
2007 16,000.00 0.00%
2006 16,000.00 0.00%
2005 16,000.00 0.00%
2004 16,000.00 -17.95%
2003 19,500.00 -15.22%
2002 23,000.00 0.00%
2001 23,000.00 0.00%
2000 23,000.00 0.00%
1999 23,000.00 0.00%
1998 23,000.00 0.00%
1997 23,000.00 0.00%
1996 23,000.00 0.00%
1995 23,000.00 43.75%
1994 16,000.00 0.00%
1993 16,000.00 0.00%
1992 16,000.00 0.00%
1991 16,000.00 0.00%
1990 16,000.00 -5.88%
1989 17,000.00 4.94%
1985 16,200.00 4.94%