South Sudan Military Size 2010-2022

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.
  • South Sudan military size for 2019 was 185,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • South Sudan military size for 2018 was 185,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • South Sudan military size for 2017 was 185,000.00, a 0% increase from 2016.
  • South Sudan military size for 2016 was 185,000.00, a 0% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Number of People
North Korea 1,469,000.00
Afghanistan 278,000.00
Syrian Arab Republic 269,000.00
Eritrea 202,000.00
South Sudan 185,000.00
Ethiopia 138,000.00
Democratic Republic of Congo 134,000.00
Nepal 112,000.00
Burundi 51,000.00
Zimbabwe 51,000.00
Uganda 46,000.00
Chad 45,000.00
Yemen 40,000.00
Rwanda 35,000.00
Tanzania 28,000.00
Madagascar 22,000.00
Mali 21,000.00
Somalia 20,000.00
Senegal 19,000.00
Tajikistan 17,000.00
Malawi 15,000.00
Guinea 13,000.00
Benin 12,000.00
Burkina Faso 11,000.00
Mozambique 11,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Togo 10,000.00
Niger 10,000.00
Sierra Leone 9,000.00
Guinea-Bissau 4,000.00
Gambia 4,000.00
Liberia 2,000.00
Haiti 1,000.00
South Sudan Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 185,000.00 0.00%
2018 185,000.00 0.00%
2017 185,000.00 0.00%
2016 185,000.00 0.00%
2015 185,000.00 0.00%
2014 185,000.00 0.00%
2013 185,000.00 -11.90%
2012 210,000.00 0.00%
2011 210,000.00 50.00%
2010 140,000.00 50.00%