The Top 5 Countries with the Most Nuclear Weapons

  Country Total Nuclear Weapons Strategic
(deployed)
Reserve
(non deployed)
Stockpile
1 Russia 6,372 1,572 2,740 4,312
2 United States 5,800 1,600 2,050 3,800
3 China 320 0 320 320
4 France 290 280 10 290
5 United Kingdom 195 120 75 195
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Sources:   “Federation of American Scientists: Status of World Nuclear Forces."

List Notes: Data is the Top 5 countries with the most nuclear weapons. This list includes deployed strategic nuclear weapons, deployed non-strategic nuclear weapons, reserve/ non deployed nuclear weapons and military stockpiled nuclear weapons. All data is estimated. A strategic nuclear weapon refers to a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on targets as part of a strategic plan, such as nuclear missile. A non-strategic nuclear weapon (or tactical nuclear weapon) refers to a nuclear weapon which is designed to be used on a battlefield in military situations. The mathematical symbol ~ means "roughly similar to".

This list was last updated October 2020.
Countries with the Most Nuclear Weapons

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