This article addresses immigrants to France from Africa. For the French language spoken in Africa, please see . African French
African immigrants to France
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
French with various native languages such as African languages.
Islam, Christianity, irreligious
African immigrants to include French citizens and residents born in, or with ancestors from France 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) .
By country [ edit ]
Notable people [ edit ]
In politics [ edit ]
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of Education ( Socialist Party)
Razzy Hammadi, deputy for the Socialist Party
Kader Arif, Minister of Veterans ( Socialist Party)
Bariza Khiari, member of the French Senate ( Socialist Party)
Rachida Dati, member of the European Parliament and former Minister of Justice ( Union for a Popular Movement)
Kofi Yamgnane, former minister, former MP, former mayor, former general councillor in Brittany.
Rama Yade, former minister.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, minister and government´s spokesperson.
In sport [ edit ]
Karim Benzema, footballer
Zinedine Zidane, footballer
Adil Rami, football player for AC Milan
Samir Nasri, football player for Manchester City
Mehdi Benatia, football player for Bayern Munchen
Hatem Ben Arfa, football player for Newcastle United
Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, middle-distance runner
Bouabdellah Tahri, middle-distance and long-distance runner
Marcel Desailly, footballer
Boris Diaw, basketballer
Steve Mandanda, footballer
Patrick Vieira, footballer
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]