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Population Reaching Military Age Annually (2021)



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Ranking the total available population reaching military age annually by country, from highest to lowest.



GFP tracks the portion of the population that is set to reach military age annually, a refining factor used in considering overall military manpower for a given nation. A large population does not necessarily equate to a large stock of able-bodied personnel suitable for fighting though large populations tipiclly benefit.

Data presented on this list is through 2021. Estimates are made when official data is not available.
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1
India
IND
23,141,786
2
China
CHN
19,752,649
3
Indonesia
INO
4,561,184
4
Pakistan
PAK
4,327,620
5
United States
USA
4,251,793
6
Nigeria
NGA
3,451,848
7
Brazil
BRA
3,412,015
8
Bangladesh
BAN
3,060,438
9
Ethiopia
ETH
2,509,609
10
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
2,214,739
11
Mexico
MEX
2,154,983
12
Philippines
PHI
1,924,858
13
Vietnam
VTN
1,683,790
14
Egypt
EGY
1,542,000
15
Turkey
TUR
1,406,994
16
Iran
IRN
1,398,177
17
Russia
RUS
1,302,767
18
Sudan
SUD
1,205,449
19
Japan
JPN
1,180,285
20
Thailand
THA
1,104,742
21
Myanmar
MYA
1,014,954
22
South Africa
SAF
953,738
23
Kenya
KEN
862,522
24
Uganda
UGA
858,978
25
Colombia
COL
836,033
26
Germany
GER
796,466
27
Afghanistan
AFG
782,008
28
France
FRA
778,273
29
Nepal
NEP
755,219
30
United Kingdom
UKD
750,203
31
Algeria
ALG
683,784
32
Argentina
ARG
663,358
33
Iraq
IRQ
661,224
34
Peru
PER
620,427
35
Morocco
MOR
609,385
36
Uzbekistan
UZB
600,794
37
Saudi Arabia
SAR
588,550
38
Venezuela
VEN
587,214
39
Yemen
YEM
579,841
40
Italy
ITA
568,644
41
Malaysia
MLY
534,978
42
Syria
SYR
533,845
43
Ivory Coast
IVC
533,617
44
Ghana
GHA
532,534
45
Tanzania
TAN
521,706
46
Madagascar
MAD
509,086
47
Mozambique
MOZ
491,323
48
Ukraine
UKR
470,406
49
Poland
POL
461,455
50
Cameroon
CAM
434,120
51
Canada
CAN
433,252
52
South Korea
SKO
425,048
53
North Korea
NKO
418,240
54
Niger
NGR
379,911
55
Spain
SPA
372,718
56
Guatemala
GUA
366,271
57
Chad
CHD
343,650
58
Angola
ANG
331,728
59
Sri Lanka
SRL
329,275
60
Burkina Faso
BKF
328,408
61
Mali
MAL
320,777
62
Zambia
ZAM
312,895
63
Cambodia
CMB
312,811
64
Zimbabwe
ZIM
305,621
65
Ecuador
ECU
304,829
66
Taiwan
TAI
301,930
67
Chile
CHI
284,517
68
Australia
AUS
280,661
69
South Sudan
SSU
270,368
70
Kazakhstan
KAZ
261,178
71
Romania
ROM
227,089
72
Bolivia
BOL
221,866
73
Tunisia
TUN
201,604
74
Netherlands
NET
195,260
75
Honduras
HON
188,955
76
Tajikistan
TAJ
151,560
77
Azerbaijan
AZR
150,025
78
Laos
LAO
146,279
79
Jordan
JOR
144,239
80
Paraguay
PAR
143,654
81
Cuba
CUB
143,325
82
El Salvador
ESL
140,085
83
Nicaragua
NIC
139,522
84
Somalia
SOM
121,686
85
Israel
ISR
120,971
86
Libya
LBY
120,176
87
Portugal
POR
119,120
88
Belgium
BEL
113,890
89
Hungary
HUN
112,982
90
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
110,550
91
Central African Republic
CAR
110,537
92
Greece
GRE
104,991
93
Turkmenistan
TKM
103,677
94
Sweden
SWE
102,841
95
Republic of the Congo
ROC
101,055
96
Belarus
BLR
100,365
97
Czechia
CZC
97,787
98
Dominican Republic
DOM
93,893
99
Austria
AST
93,290
100
Switzerland
SWI
89,982
101
Serbia
SER
81,432
102
United Arab Emirates
UAE
78,818
103
Denmark
DEN
77,399
104
Mauritania
MAU
74,358
105
Eritrea
ERI
72,035
106
Norway
NOR
71,733
107
Lebanon
LEB
68,901
108
Singapore
SIN
67,608
109
Moldova
MOL
67,021
110
Bulgaria
BUL
64,441
111
Slovakia
SLK
62,181
112
Oman
OMA
61,688
113
Albania
ALB
61,467
114
New Zealand
NWZ
60,997
115
Liberia
LIB
60,717
116
Mongolia
MON
59,952
117
Georgia
GEO
58,017
118
Ireland
IRE
57,316
119
Finland
FIN
56,881
120
Uruguay
URU
54,977
121
Croatia
CRO
54,234
122
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
51,319
123
Panama
PAN
45,210
124
Armenia
ARM
44,397
125
Gabon
GAB
43,489
126
Lithuania
LIT
38,776
127
Kuwait
KUW
34,577
128
Sierra Leone
SIE
34,105
129
Namibia
NAM
29,712
130
North Macedonia
MAC
27,325
131
Botswana
BOT
22,774
132
Slovenia
SLV
20,690
133
Kosovo
KOS
17,456
134
Bahrain
BAH
17,270
135
Latvia
LAT
16,254
136
Estonia
EST
14,087
137
Qatar
QTR
11,763
138
Bhutan
BUT
4,210
139
Montenegro
MTN
3,368
140
Suriname
SUR
3,086

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