Arabs in France
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Montpelier, Toulouse
Sunni Islam, Shia Islam
Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Agnosticism, Others
Related ethnic groups
Arabs in Europe, Arabs
Arabs in France are people of Arab descent living in France.
Demographics [ edit ]
French people of Arab origin (predominantly from
Maghreb but also some from Middle-East areas of the Arab world) in France forms the second largest ethnic group after French people of European origin.
There are no official figures concerning the demographic of French people of Arab descent because ethnic statistics are forbidden in France but the estimates varies from 3,5 to 6 million.
Most of the Arabs have settled during the period of French economic growth during the 60s and the early 70s, but many immigrants in this period managed to bring to France their family after 1973. They have settled mainly in the industrial regions in France, especially in the
Paris region but also in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Languedoc-Roussillon, Alsace, Rhône-Alpes and Corsica.
Maghrebis [ edit ]
Many French people have Maghrebi ancestry since the Arabs in France are predominantly Maghrebis. Maghrebis in general have trouble integrating into French society. As a result, they resort to the
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