This map layer shows the ratio of military personnel (2017) (e.g. soldiers and paramilitaries) to the population per 10,000 inhabitants (2017) for all available countries, classified in five categories.
Example of how to read the map:
In 2017, the Government of Finland employed 43.91 soldiers and paramilitaries per 10,000 inhabitants.
IISS - International Institute for Strategic Studies
In its annual Military Balance, the IISS publishes data on military personnel. The international institute provides research-based policy advice and deals with military and strategic questions. In the annual Military Balance, it provides information on the number of soldiers, weapons, population and GDP of up to 171 countries. A detailed list can be found of a respective country’s weapons and soldiers (including recruits and paramilitaries). The IISS also assesses the military capacities and arms economies.
The World Bank
The World Bank, based in Washington, DC, supports developing countries through financial and technical means. Its focus is the sustainable fight against poverty through further education and advisory services. The World Bank has 188 members and is divided into five institutions. It obtains its data on the population from the United Nations. As not all governments provide data on a yearly basis, the United Nations refers to the last official population census as the basis for their estimates. It takes into account the factors of birth- and death rate as well as international migration.