Venezuela 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.
  • Venezuela military size for 2019 was 343,000.00, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • Venezuela military size for 2018 was 343,000.00, a 0% increase from 2017.
  • Venezuela military size for 2017 was 343,000.00, a 25.64% increase from 2016.
  • Venezuela military size for 2016 was 273,000.00, a 3.02% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Number of People
China 2,535,000.00
Russia 1,454,000.00
Brazil 762,000.00
Iran 650,000.00
Turkey 512,000.00
Colombia 481,000.00
Thailand 455,000.00
Venezuela 343,000.00
Iraq 341,000.00
Mexico 328,000.00
Algeria 317,000.00
Peru 158,000.00
Belarus 155,000.00
Malaysia 136,000.00
Romania 126,000.00
Jordan 116,000.00
South Africa 90,000.00
Azerbaijan 82,000.00
Lebanon 80,000.00
Cuba 76,000.00
Kazakhstan 71,000.00
Dominican Republic 71,000.00
Armenia 49,000.00
Guatemala 43,000.00
Turkmenistan 42,000.00
Ecuador 42,000.00
Bulgaria 37,000.00
Serbia 32,000.00
Paraguay 29,000.00
Namibia 16,000.00
North Macedonia 16,000.00
Montenegro 12,000.00
Bosnia 11,000.00
Costa Rica 10,000.00
Botswana 9,000.00
Albania 8,000.00
Gabon 7,000.00
Jamaica 6,000.00
Fiji 4,000.00
Mauritius 3,000.00
Guyana 3,000.00
Belize 2,000.00
Suriname 2,000.00
Equatorial Guinea 1,000.00
Venezuela Military Size - Historical Data
Year Number of People Annual % Change
2019 343,000.00 0.00%
2018 343,000.00 0.00%
2017 343,000.00 25.64%
2016 273,000.00 3.02%
2015 265,000.00 0.00%
2014 265,000.00 130.43%
2013 115,000.00 0.00%
2012 115,000.00 0.00%
2011 115,000.00 0.00%
2010 115,000.00 0.00%
2009 115,000.00 0.00%
2008 115,000.00 0.00%
2007 115,000.00 40.24%
2005 82,000.00 0.00%
2004 82,000.00 -22.13%
2003 105,300.00 0.00%
2002 105,300.00 0.00%
2001 105,300.00 33.29%
2000 79,000.00 0.00%
1999 79,000.00 0.00%
1998 79,000.00 0.00%
1997 79,000.00 0.00%
1996 79,000.00 -1.25%
1995 80,000.00 6.67%
1994 75,000.00 0.00%
1993 75,000.00 0.00%
1992 75,000.00 2.74%
1991 73,000.00 -2.67%
1990 75,000.00 0.00%
1989 75,000.00 53.06%
1985 49,000.00 53.06%