Lao PDR 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.
  • Lao PDR military size for 2018 was 129,100.00, a 0.08% increase from 2017.
  • Lao PDR military size for 2017 was 129,000.00, a 0.08% decline from 2016.
  • Lao PDR military size for 2016 was 129,100.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
  • Lao PDR military size for 2015 was 129,100.00, a 0% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
India 3,026,500.00
Pakistan 944,800.00
Egypt 835,500.00
Indonesia 675,500.00
Vietnam 522,000.00
Myanmar 513,000.00
Sri Lanka 317,000.00
Ukraine 297,000.00
Morocco 245,800.00
Bangladesh 227,050.00
Nigeria 223,000.00
Cambodia 191,300.00
Philippines 153,350.00
Lao PDR 129,100.00
Sudan 124,300.00
Angola 117,000.00
Bolivia 71,100.00
Uzbekistan 68,000.00
Tunisia 47,800.00
El Salvador 41,500.00
Cameroon 34,400.00
Kenya 29,100.00
Georgia 25,650.00
Honduras 22,950.00
Kyrgyz Republic 20,900.00
Mauritania 20,850.00
Mongolia 17,700.00
Zambia 16,100.00
Ghana 15,500.00
Djibouti 13,450.00
Congo, Rep. 12,000.00
Nicaragua 12,000.00
Moldova 6,150.00
Papua New Guinea 3,600.00
Timor-Leste 2,200.00
Lesotho 2,000.00
Cabo Verde 1,200.00
Lao PDR Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2018 129,100.00 0.08%
2017 129,000.00 -0.08%
2016 129,100.00 0.00%
2015 129,100.00 0.00%
2014 129,100.00 0.00%
2013 129,100.00 0.00%
2012 129,100.00 0.00%
2011 129,100.00 0.00%
2010 129,100.00 0.00%
2009 129,100.00 0.08%
2008 129,000.00 0.00%
2007 129,000.00 0.00%
2006 129,000.00 0.00%
2005 129,000.00 0.00%
2004 129,000.00 -0.08%
2003 129,100.00 0.00%
2002 129,100.00 0.00%
2001 129,100.00 0.00%
2000 129,100.00 0.00%
1999 129,100.00 0.00%
1998 129,100.00 0.08%
1997 129,000.00 -5.84%
1996 137,000.00 0.00%
1995 137,000.00 204.44%
1994 45,000.00 21.62%
1993 37,000.00 0.00%
1992 37,000.00 -30.19%
1991 53,000.00 -3.64%
1990 55,000.00 -1.79%
1989 56,000.00 4.28%
1985 53,700.00 4.28%