African immigration to France

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This article addresses immigrants to France from Africa. For the French language spoken in Africa, please see African French.
African immigrants to France
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Total population
About 6 million. 2,271,231 African-born as of 2008.
Regions with significant populations
Predominantly in and around Paris, with growing populations in Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Lille, Nantes, Strasbourg, Overseas departments and territories of France
Common French with various native languages such as African languages.
Islam, Christianity, irreligious

African immigrants to France include French citizens and residents born in, or with ancestors from Africa.

Immigration flows[edit]

Also between 2009 and 2012, the number of immigrants arriving in France from Africa increased slightly (+ 1% per year, on average). The increase was driven by inflows of immigrants from Morocco or Tunisia (+ 2.4% and + 2.9% per year), while those from Algeria decrease (- 2.6% per year) . [1]

By country[edit]

Selected countries:[2]

Country % of all
immigrants in France
 Algeria 7.0%
 Morocco 7.0%
 Tunisia 3.0%

Notable people[edit]

In politics[edit]

In sport[edit]

See also[edit]