Zimbabwe 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.
  • Zimbabwe military size for 2018 was 51,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Zimbabwe military size for 2017 was 51,000.00, a 0.39% increase from 2016.
  • Zimbabwe military size for 2016 was 50,800.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Zimbabwe military size for 2015 was 50,800.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
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
Mozambique 11,200.00
Burkina Faso 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
Zimbabwe Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 51,000.00 0.00%
2017 51,000.00 0.39%
2016 50,800.00 0.00%
2015 50,800.00 0.00%
2014 50,800.00 0.00%
2013 50,800.00 0.00%
2012 50,800.00 0.00%
2011 50,800.00 0.00%
2010 50,800.00 0.00%
2009 50,800.00 -0.39%
2008 51,000.00 0.00%
2007 51,000.00 0.00%
2006 51,000.00 0.00%
2005 51,000.00 2.00%
2004 50,000.00 -1.57%
2003 50,800.00 -12.11%
2002 57,800.00 -4.93%
2001 60,800.00 -1.62%
2000 61,800.00 1.64%
1999 60,800.00 0.00%
1998 60,800.00 0.00%
1997 60,800.00 -6.17%
1996 64,800.00 -4.42%
1995 67,800.00 57.67%
1994 43,000.00 -10.42%
1993 48,000.00 0.00%
1992 48,000.00 6.67%
1991 45,000.00 0.00%
1990 45,000.00 -11.76%
1989 51,000.00 24.39%
1985 41,000.00 24.39%