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Encyclopedia > Active troops per thousand citizens
Map of the world with countries coloured according to their number of active troops per thousand citizens: less than 2 active troops per thousand citizens 2 to 4 active troops per thousand citizens 4 to 6 active troops per thousand citizens 6 to 12 active troops per thousand citizens 12 to 20 active troops per thousand citizens above 20 active troops per thousand citizens no data available
Map of the world with countries coloured according to their number of active troops per thousand citizens:
less than 2 active troops per thousand citizens
2 to 4 active troops per thousand citizens
4 to 6 active troops per thousand citizens
6 to 12 active troops per thousand citizens
12 to 20 active troops per thousand citizens
above 20 active troops per thousand citizens
no data available

This is a resorted version of the information presented on the List of countries by number of active troops page. All data is taken from that page (though there is no guarantee that this page has been updated as recently as it has). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of countries by number of total troops. ...


The ranks of the countries are (arbitrarily) per the lower end of any ranges of troops/1000.



Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
1 5 Flag of North Korea North Korea 1,106,000 4,700,000 189,000 5,995,000 49.03
2 22 Flag of Eritrea Eritrea 202,000 250,000 N/A 452,000 45.90
3 41 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 120,000 100,000 N/A 220,000 29.24
4 28 Israel 168,000 408,000 8,050 584,050 23.90
5 121 Flag of Djibouti Djibouti 9,850 1,400 N/A 11,250 20.70
6 69-70 Flag of United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 50,500 N/A N/A 50,500 19.70
7 131 Flag of Brunei Brunei 7,000 700 3,750 11,450 18.80
8 53 Flag of Lebanon Lebanon 72,100 N/A N/A 72,100 18.80
9 42 Flag of Jordan Jordan 100,700 35,000 10,000 145,700 17.40
10 13 Flag of Syria Syria 319,000 N/A 108,000 427,000 16.89
11 29 Flag of Greece Greece 177,600 N/A N/A N/A 16.60
12 52 Singapore 72,500 312,500 96,300 481,300 16.40
13 114-115 Bahrain 11,200 N/A N/A N/A 16.30
14 60-61 Flag of Armenia Armenia 60,000 32,000 N/A 92,000 15.00
15 112-113 Qatar 12,400 N/A N/A N/A 14.40
16 7 South Korea 687,000 4,500,000 4,500 5,191,500 14.20
17 75 Oman 41,700 N/A N/A N/A 13.90
18 49 Flag of Libya Libya 76,000 N/A N/A N/A 13.20
19 119 Cyprus 10,000 N/A N/A N/A 12.80
20 16 Flag of Republic of China Republic of China 290,000 1,657,500 26,650 1,974,150 12.70
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
21 34 Flag of Angola Angola 129,000 - 131,000 N/A N/A N/A 11.50 - 11.70
22 10 Flag of Myanmar Myanmar 485,000 0 250 485,250 11.40
23 8 Flag of Turkey Turkey 680,000 380,000 N/A 1,060,000 11.36
24 6 Flag of Iran Iran 768,000 700,000 11,000,000 12,468,000 11.22
25 38 Flag of Cambodia Cambodia 124,300 0 67,000 191,000 9.19
26 4 Russia 1,240,000 2,000,000 N/A 3,240,000 8.80
27 35-38 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 126,400 575,000 N/A 701,400 8.40
28 69-70 Flag of Burundi Burundi 50,500 N/A N/A N/A 7.93
29 32 Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 152,300 N/A N/A N/A 7.59
30 51 Flag of Belarus Belarus 72,940 N/A N/A N/A 7.08
31 92 Uruguay 24,000 0 920 24,920 7.03
32 50 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 74,200 N/A N/A N/A 6.85
33 67-68 Bulgaria 51,000 N/A N/A N/A 6.85
34 104 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait 15,500 N/A N/A N/A 6.64
35 123 Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau 9,250 N/A N/A N/A 6.53
36 110-111 Flag of Republic of Macedonia Republic of Macedonia 12,850 N/A N/A N/A 6.28
37 15 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 295,500 N/A N/A 295,500 6.23
38 95 Flag of Albania Albania 22,000 N/A N/A N/A 6.17
39 67-68 Flag of Rwanda Rwanda 51,000 N/A N/A N/A 6.04
40 25 Flag of Morocco Morocco 196,000 N/A N/A N/A 5.99
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
41 84 Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 29,000 N/A N/A N/A 5.86
42 12 Flag of Egypt Egypt 450,000 254,000 405,000 1,109,000 5.81
43 11 Flag of Vietnam Vietnam 484,000 4,000,000 40,000 4,524,000 5.79
44 89 Flag of Norway Norway 27,600 219,000 29,400 276,000 5.79
45 62 Czech Republic 57,050 N/A N/A N/A 5.57
46 160 Flag of Seychelles Seychelles 450 N/A N/A N/A 5.54
47 124 Flag of Botswana Botswana 9,000 N/A N/A N/A 5.49
48 148 Malta 2,140 N/A N/A N/A 5.37
49 87 Finland 34,700 490,000 N/A 524,700 5.17
50 103 Flag of Mauritania Mauritania 15,750 N/A N/A N/A 5.10
51 98 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 19,800 N/A N/A N/A 4.92
52 21 Flag of Thailand Thailand 206,000 200,000 113,700 519,700 4.80
53 2 Flag of United States United States 1,419,683 1,433,600 53,000 2,906,453 4.76
54 48 Chile 77,300 50,000 36,800 164,100 4.75
55 37 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 124,500 N/A N/A N/A 4.71
56 83 Flag of Laos Laos 29,100 0 100,000 129,100 4.68
57 23 Flag of Colombia Colombia 200,000 0 121,000 321,000 4.66
58 97 Flag of Croatia Croatia 20,800 N/A N/A N/A 4.63
59 61 Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 59,500 100,000 270 159,770 4.45
60 124 Flag of Namibia Namibia 9,000 N/A N/A N/A 4.43
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
61 45 Flag of Romania Romania 97,200 N/A N/A N/A 4.35
62 57-58 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 65,800 N/A N/A N/A 4.33
63 19 Flag of France France 259,050 N/A N/A 259,050 4.27
64 73 Flag of Portugal Portugal 44,900 N/A N/A N/A 4.25
65 78 Flag of Austria Austria 34,600 N/A N/A N/A 4.23
66 30 Poland 163,000 N/A N/A N/A 4.22
67 94 Flag of Denmark Denmark 22,880 N/A N/A N/A 4.21
68 150 Flag of Suriname Suriname 1,840 0 0 1,840 4.20
69 136 Estonia 5,510 N/A N/A N/A 4.13
70 72 Flag of Cuba Cuba 46,000 39,000 26,500 111,500 4.05
71 95 Slovakia 22,000 N/A N/A N/A 4.05
72 39 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 110,000 51,600 20,100 181,000 3.97
73 76 Belgium 40,800 N/A N/A N/A 3.94
74 142 Flag of Fiji Fiji 3,500 6,000 0 9,500 3.92
75 35 Algeria 127,500 N/A N/A N/A 3.92
76 9 Pakistan 642,000 528,000 307,500 1,477,500 3.87
77 155 Flag of Belize Belize 1,050 700 0 1,750 3.76
78 101 Georgia 17,500 N/A N/A N/A 3.74
79 43 Flag of Peru Peru 100,000 188,000 77,000 365,000 3.58
80 80 Flag of Bolivia Bolivia 31,500 0 37,100 68, 600 3.56
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
81 111-112 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 12,700 N/A N/A N/A 3.53
82 33 Flag of Spain Spain 150,700 N/A N/A N/A 3.49
83 77 Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 35,000 N/A N/A N/A 3.47
84 18 Flag of Germany Germany 284,500 N/A N/A 284,500 3.45
85 24 Flag of Italy Italy 200,000 N/A N/A 200,000 3.42
86 139 Flag of Gabon Gabon 4,700 N/A N/A N/A 3.38
87 79 Flag of Hungary Hungary 33,400 N/A N/A N/A 3.31
88 119 Flag of Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo 10,000 N/A N/A N/A 3.29
89 46 Flag of Venezuela Venezuela 82,300 8,000 0 90,300 3.24
90 64 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 53,130 N/A N/A N/A 3.24
91 56-57 Flag of Yemen Yemen 66,700 N/A N/A N/A 3.22
92 106-115 Flag of Liberia Liberia 11,000 - 15,000 N/A N/A N/A 3.16 - 4.31
93 27 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 190,000 60,000 0 250,000 3.14
94 82 Flag of Chad Chad 30,350 N/A N/A N/A 3.09
95 127 Flag of Mongolia Mongolia 8,600 137,000 7,200 152,800 3.08
96 86 Flag of Sweden Sweden 27,600 N/A N/A N/A 3.07
97 99 Flag of Paraguay Paraguay 18,600 164,500 14,800 197,900 2.93
98 154 Flag of Cape Verde Cape Verde 1,200 N/A N/A N/A 2.87
99 157 Flag of The Bahamas Bahamas 860 0 0 860 2.85
100 90 Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic 24,500 0 15,000 39,500 2.74
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
101 65 Flag of Australia Australia 51,800 21,600 0 73,400 2.64
102 41 Flag of Sudan Sudan 104,500 N/A N/A N/A 2.60
103 106-107 Flag of Nicaragua Nicaragua 14,000 N/A N/A N/A 2.56
104 118 Ireland 10,460 15,000 N/A N/A 2.53
105 146 Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2,700 0 0 2,700 2.48
106 161 Flag of Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda 170 0 0 170 2.47
107 152 Flag of Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea 1,320 N/A N/A N/A 2.46
108 104 Flag of El Salvador El Salvador 15,650 9,900 12,000 37,550 2.31
109 58-59 Flag of Nepal Nepal 63,000 N/A N/A N/A 2.28
110 84 Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 29,000 N/A N/A N/A 2.28
111 31 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 162,500 N/A N/A N/A 2.22
112 60-61 Flag of Uganda Uganda 60,000 N/A N/A N/A 2.20
113 159 Flag of Barbados Barbados 610 430 0 1,040 2.18
114 106-110 Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone 13,000 - 14,000 N/A N/A N/A 2.16 - 2.33
115 81 Flag of Guatemala Guatemala 31,400 35,000 19,000 85,400 2.14
116 138 Flag of Latvia Latvia 4,880 N/A N/A N/A 2.13
117 116 Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 10,900 N/A N/A N/A 2.12
118 126 Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 8,700 10,800 N/A N/A 2.12
119 151 Flag of Guyana Guyana 1,600 1,500 1,500 4,600 2.09
120 55-60 Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan 60,000 - 70,000 N/A N/A N/A 2.00 - 2.34
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
121 156 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 900 N/A N/A N/A 1.92
122 20 Japan 239,000 44,395 12,250 295,645 1.88
123 64-71 Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 50,000 - 55,000 N/A N/A N/A 1.86 - 2.05
124 26 Flag of Mexico Mexico 192,770 300,000 11,000 503,770 1.82
125 54 Flag of Argentina Argentina 71,400 0 31,240 102,640 1.81
126 113-114 Flag of Honduras Honduras 12,000 60,000 8,000 N/A 1.72
127 1 People's Republic of China 2,255,000 800,000 11,500,000 14,555,000 1.71
128 44 Flag of Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 97,800 N/A N/A N/A 1.63
129 100 Flag of Zambia Zambia 18,100 N/A N/A N/A 1.61
130 66-67 Canada 52,300 36,900 9,350 98,550 1.61
131 133 Flag of Moldova Moldova 6,910 N/A N/A N/A 1.55
132 17 Flag of Brazil Brazil 287,000 1,115,000 385,600 1,787,600 1.55
133 128 Flag of Togo Togo 8,550 N/A N/A N/A 1.50
134 93 Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 23,100 N/A N/A N/A 1.41
135 63 Flag of South Africa South Africa 55,750 N/A N/A N/A 1.26
136 14 Indonesia 302,000 400,000 280,000 982,000 1.25
137 107-109 Flag of Senegal Senegal 13,620 N/A N/A N/A 1.22
138 134 Slovenia 6,550 N/A N/A N/A 1.21
139 40 Flag of Philippines Philippines 106,000 131,000 44,000 281,000 1.21
140 3 Flag of India India 1,414,000 800,000 1,089,700 3,303,700 1.20
Rank Rank by active troops Flag Nation Active Troops Reserve Force Paramilitary Total Active troops per 1000
141 149 Flag of Lesotho Lesotho 2,000 N/A N/A N/A 1.07
142 145 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 2,830 953 0 3,783 1.04
143 122 Flag of Guinea Guinea 9,700 N/A N/A N/A 1.02
144 102 Côte d'Ivoire 17,050 N/A N/A N/A 0.99
145 36 Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 125,500 N/A N/A N/A 0.87
146 135 Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan 6,000 N/A N/A N/A 0.84
147 117 Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 10,800 N/A N/A N/A 0.78
148 108-110 Madagascar 13,500 N/A N/A N/A 0.75
149 87 Flag of Tanzania Tanzania 27,000 N/A N/A N/A 0.73
150 91 Flag of Kenya Kenya 24,120 N/A N/A N/A 0.71
151 147 Flag of Central African Republic Central African Republic 2,550 N/A N/A N/A 0.67
152 153 Flag of East Timor Timor-Leste 1,250 0 0 1,250 0.62
153 140 Flag of Benin Benin 4,550 N/A N/A N/A 0.61
154 47 Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 78,500 N/A N/A N/A 0.61
155 130 Flag of Mali Mali 7,350 N/A N/A N/A 0.60
156 144 Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 3,100 0 0 3,100 0.56
157 158 Flag of The Gambia Gambia 800 N/A N/A N/A 0.50
158 137 Flag of Malawi Malawi 5,300 N/A N/A N/A 0.44
159 129 Flag of Mozambique Mozambique 8,200 N/A N/A N/A 0.42
160 141 Flag of Niger Niger 4,300 N/A N/A N/A 0.37
161 131 Flag of Ghana Ghana 7,000 N/A N/A N/A 0.33

 
 

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