Bangladesh Military Size 1985-2022

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.
  • Bangladesh military size for 2019 was 227,000.00, a 0.02% decline from 2018.
  • Bangladesh military size for 2018 was 227,050.00, a 2.74% increase from 2017.
  • Bangladesh military size for 2017 was 221,000.00, a 0.02% increase from 2016.
  • Bangladesh military size for 2016 was 220,950.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,045,000.00
Pakistan 943,000.00
Egypt 836,000.00
Indonesia 676,000.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 311,000.00
Morocco 246,000.00
Bangladesh 227,000.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,000.00
Philippines 155,000.00
Lao PDR 129,000.00
Sudan 124,000.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,000.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 48,000.00
El Salvador 42,000.00
Cameroon 34,000.00
Kenya 29,000.00
Georgia 26,000.00
Honduras 23,000.00
Mauritania 21,000.00
Kyrgyz Republic 21,000.00
Mongolia 18,000.00
Ghana 16,000.00
Zambia 16,000.00
Djibouti 13,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,000.00
Papua New Guinea 4,000.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Timor-Leste 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,000.00
West Bank and Gaza 0.00
Republic of Congo 0.00
Bangladesh Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 227,000.00 -0.02%
2018 227,050.00 2.74%
2017 221,000.00 0.02%
2016 220,950.00 0.00%
2015 220,950.00 0.00%
2014 220,950.00 0.00%
2013 220,950.00 0.00%
2012 220,950.00 0.00%
2011 220,950.00 0.00%
2010 220,953.00 0.00%
2009 220,953.00 -0.02%
2008 221,000.00 0.00%
2007 221,000.00 3.27%
2006 214,000.00 -15.08%
2005 252,000.00 0.40%
2004 251,000.00 33.02%
2003 188,700.00 -5.74%
2002 200,200.00 0.00%
2001 200,200.00 46.13%
2000 137,000.00 -28.72%
1999 192,200.00 12.60%
1998 170,700.00 0.00%
1997 170,700.00 2.09%
1996 167,200.00 -1.94%
1995 170,500.00 50.88%
1994 113,000.00 5.61%
1993 107,000.00 0.00%
1992 107,000.00 0.00%
1991 107,000.00 3.88%
1990 103,000.00 0.00%
1989 103,000.00 12.81%
1985 91,300.00 12.81%