Belgians in France

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Belgian by birth - Belgian origin
Total population
est. 133,066 (2013) Belgian by birth [1]
Regions with significant populations
Île-de-France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Brittany, Poitou-Charentes, Corsica Picardy, Upper Normandy, Lorraine (region), Alsace, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire, Centre-Val de Loire
French, Dutch, German
Related ethnic groups

Belgians in France are divided into Flemish and Walloon. France is one of the most popular destinations for both Walloons and the Flemish, the two linguistic communities in Belgium. Majority of Belgians living in France are Walloons, but there is a growing community of Flemish and German speakers.


European immigrants in France. Portuguese 8%, British 5%, Spanish 5%, Italians 4%, Germans 4%, Romanians 3%, Belgians 3%, Switzerland 2%. [2][3]

Displaced workers of Europe in France are: Poles (18% of the total), followed by the Portuguese people (15%) and Romanians (13%).[3][4]

Notable people[edit]

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