Spain 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.
  • Spain military size for 2019 was 199,000.00, a 1.35% increase from 2018.
  • Spain military size for 2018 was 196,350.00, a 0.18% increase from 2017.
  • Spain military size for 2017 was 196,000.00, a 0.99% decline from 2016.
  • Spain military size for 2016 was 197,950.00, a 1% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
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
Australia 59,000.00
Singapore 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
Qatar 22,000.00
Uruguay 22,000.00
Austria 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
Malta 2,000.00
Bahamas 2,000.00
Luxembourg 1,000.00
Barbados 1,000.00
Antigua and Barbuda 0.00
Iceland 0.00
Seychelles 0.00
Spain Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 199,000.00 1.35%
2018 196,350.00 0.18%
2017 196,000.00 -0.99%
2016 197,950.00 -1.00%
2015 199,950.00 -0.02%
2014 200,000.00 -6.52%
2013 213,950.00 -0.77%
2012 215,600.00 -0.05%
2011 215,700.00 -3.37%
2010 223,216.00 0.36%
2009 222,422.00 -0.26%
2008 223,000.00 0.45%
2007 222,000.00 0.00%
2006 222,000.00 0.91%
2005 220,000.00 0.00%
2004 220,000.00 -1.79%
2003 224,000.00 -10.83%
2002 251,200.00 17.00%
2001 214,700.00 -11.21%
2000 241,800.00 -7.80%
1999 262,260.00 -2.76%
1998 269,710.00 -1.30%
1997 273,250.00 -3.21%
1996 282,300.00 0.25%
1995 281,600.00 32.21%
1994 213,000.00 4.41%
1993 204,000.00 3.03%
1992 198,000.00 -19.51%
1991 246,000.00 -6.46%
1990 263,000.00 -5.05%
1989 277,000.00 -13.44%
1985 320,000.00 -13.44%