Chad Military Size 1985-2023

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.
  • Chad military size for 2019 was 45,000.00, a 36.99% increase from 2018.
  • Chad military size for 2018 was 32,850.00, a 6.14% decline from 2017.
  • Chad military size for 2017 was 35,000.00, a 12.17% decline from 2016.
  • Chad military size for 2016 was 39,850.00, 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
Mozambique 11,000.00
Burkina Faso 11,000.00
Niger 10,000.00
Central African Republic 10,000.00
Togo 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
Chad Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 45,000.00 36.99%
2018 32,850.00 -6.14%
2017 35,000.00 -12.17%
2016 39,850.00 0.00%
2015 39,850.00 0.00%
2014 39,850.00 14.35%
2013 34,850.00 0.00%
2012 34,850.00 0.00%
2011 34,850.00 0.00%
2010 34,850.00 -0.51%
2009 35,030.00 0.09%
2008 35,000.00 0.00%
2007 35,000.00 0.00%
2005 35,000.00 2.94%
2004 34,000.00 -2.30%
2003 34,800.00 -0.29%
2002 34,900.00 0.00%
2001 34,900.00 0.87%
2000 34,600.00 -0.72%
1999 34,850.00 0.00%
1998 34,850.00 0.00%
1997 34,850.00 0.00%
1996 34,850.00 0.00%
1995 34,850.00 -12.88%
1994 40,000.00 33.33%
1993 30,000.00 -21.05%
1992 38,000.00 -24.00%
1991 50,000.00 0.00%
1990 50,000.00 51.52%
1989 33,000.00 170.49%
1985 12,200.00 170.49%