Arabs in France

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Arabs in France
عرب فرنسا
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Total population
Unknown
Regions with significant populations
Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Toulouse
Languages
French, Arabic
Religion
Majority Sunni Islam
Minority: Shia Islam, Roman Catholicism, Orthodox Christianity, Judaism, Agnosticism, Others

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 Mashreq 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 demographics of French people of Arab descent because ethnic statistics are forbidden in France.[1]

Most of the Arabs settled during the period of French economic growth during the 60s and the early 70s, but many immigrants in this period managed to bring their families 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.

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Mashrekis[edit]

Many notable French people are of Lebanese ancestry.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ France's ethnic minorities: To count or not to count. The Economist (2009-03-26). Retrieved on 2013-07-12.