Namibia: Armed forces

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 Namibia

Armed forces personnel

 Latest value 16,000
 Year 2020
 Measure people
 Data availability 1991 - 2020
 Average 12,923
 Min - Max 5,900 - 16,000
 Source International Institute for Strategic Studies
For that indicator, we provide data for Namibia from 1991 to 2020. The average value for Namibia during that period was 12923 people with a minimum of 5900 people in 1997 and a maximum of 16000 people in 2017. The latest value from 2020 is 16000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 167 countries is 162240 people. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Namibia - Armed forces - Recent values chart

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Namibia - Armed forces - historical chart - 1991-2020




Definition: 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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Military spending 0.37 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Military spending, percent of GDP 3.00 2022 percent
 Military spending, percent of government spending 8.34 2022 percent
 Armed forces 16,000 2020 people
 Armed forces, percent of labor force 1.75 2020 percent
 Arms imports 35.00 2017 dollars
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