Mauritania 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.
  • Mauritania military size for 2019 was 21,000.00, a 0.72% increase from 2018.
  • Mauritania military size for 2018 was 20,850.00, a 0.71% decline from 2017.
  • Mauritania military size for 2017 was 21,000.00, a 0.72% increase from 2016.
  • Mauritania military size for 2016 was 20,850.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
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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
Mauritania Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 21,000.00 0.72%
2018 20,850.00 -0.71%
2017 21,000.00 0.72%
2016 20,850.00 0.00%
2015 20,850.00 0.00%
2014 20,850.00 0.00%
2013 20,850.00 0.00%
2012 20,850.00 0.00%
2011 20,850.00 -0.10%
2010 20,870.00 0.00%
2009 20,870.00 -0.62%
2008 21,000.00 0.00%
2007 21,000.00 0.00%
2006 21,000.00 0.00%
2005 21,000.00 5.00%
2004 20,000.00 -3.38%
2003 20,700.00 0.00%
2002 20,700.00 0.49%
2001 20,600.00 -0.48%
2000 20,700.00 0.24%
1999 20,650.00 0.00%
1998 20,650.00 0.00%
1997 20,650.00 -0.24%
1996 20,700.00 0.00%
1995 20,700.00 88.18%
1994 11,000.00 -31.25%
1993 16,000.00 0.00%
1992 16,000.00 -5.88%
1991 17,000.00 0.00%
1990 17,000.00 6.25%
1989 16,000.00 88.24%
1985 8,500.00 88.24%