Bahrain 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.
  • Bahrain military size for 2019 was 19,000.00, a 1.04% decline from 2018.
  • Bahrain military size for 2018 was 19,200.00, a 1.05% increase from 2017.
  • Bahrain military size for 2017 was 19,000.00, a 2.36% decline from 2016.
  • Bahrain military size for 2016 was 19,460.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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Country Name Number of People
United States 1,388,000.00
South Korea 613,000.00
Italy 342,000.00
France 304,000.00
Japan 261,000.00
Saudi Arabia 252,000.00
Spain 199,000.00
Poland 189,000.00
Germany 184,000.00
Israel 178,000.00
United Kingdom 149,000.00
Greece 147,000.00
Chile 122,000.00
Argentina 103,000.00
Canada 72,000.00
UAE 63,000.00
Singapore 59,000.00
Australia 59,000.00
Portugal 52,000.00
Oman 47,000.00
Netherlands 41,000.00
Hungary 40,000.00
Lithuania 37,000.00
Panama 28,000.00
Finland 27,000.00
Belgium 26,000.00
Kuwait 25,000.00
Czech Republic 25,000.00
Norway 23,000.00
Austria 22,000.00
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Switzerland 20,000.00
Bahrain 19,000.00
Croatia 18,000.00
Slovak Republic 16,000.00
Cyprus 16,000.00
Denmark 15,000.00
Sweden 15,000.00
Ireland 9,000.00
New Zealand 9,000.00
Brunei 8,000.00
Estonia 7,000.00
Slovenia 7,000.00
Latvia 6,000.00
Trinidad and Tobago 5,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Malta 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Bahrain Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 19,000.00 -1.04%
2018 19,200.00 1.05%
2017 19,000.00 -2.36%
2016 19,460.00 0.00%
2015 19,460.00 0.00%
2014 19,460.00 0.00%
2013 19,460.00 0.00%
2012 19,460.00 0.00%
2011 19,460.00 0.00%
2010 19,460.00 0.00%
2009 19,460.00 2.42%
2008 19,000.00 0.00%
2007 19,000.00 0.00%
2006 19,000.00 -9.52%
2005 21,000.00 0.00%
2004 21,000.00 -1.87%
2003 21,400.00 2.39%
2002 20,900.00 -1.42%
2001 21,200.00 0.00%
2000 21,200.00 0.24%
1999 21,150.00 1.44%
1998 20,850.00 0.00%
1997 20,850.00 2.71%
1996 20,300.00 1.50%
1995 20,000.00 150.00%
1994 8,000.00 14.29%
1993 7,000.00 0.00%
1992 7,000.00 -12.50%
1991 8,000.00 0.00%
1990 8,000.00 60.00%
1989 5,000.00 78.57%
1985 2,800.00 78.57%