List of territorial entities where French is an official language

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  French is the only official language (13 countries)
  French is co-official alongside one or more other languages (16 countries)

As of 2015, there are 29 independent nations where French is an official language. The following is a list of sovereign states and territories where French is an official or de facto language.

Countries with French as an official language[edit]

Nr Country Continent Population (2015)[1]
1. Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa 77,266,800
2. France Europe 66,808,400
3. Canada North America 35,851,800
4. Madagascar Africa 24,235,400
5. Cameroon Africa 23,345,200
6. Ivory Coast Africa 22,701,600
7. Niger Africa 19,899,100
8. Burkina Faso Africa 18,105,600
9. Mali Africa 17,599,700
10. Senegal Africa 15,129,300
11. Chad Africa 14,037,500
12. Guinea Africa 12,608,600
13. Rwanda Africa 11,609,700
14. Belgium Europe 11,285,700
15. Burundi Africa 11,178,900
16. Benin Africa 10,879,800
17. Haiti Caribbean 10,711,100
18. Switzerland Europe 8,287,000
19. Togo Africa 7,304,600
20. Central African Republic Africa 4,900,300
21. Republic of the Congo Africa 4,620,300
22. Gabon Africa 1,725,300
23. Mauritius Africa 1,262,600
24. Djibouti Africa 887,861
25. Equatorial Guinea Africa 845,060
26. Comoros Africa 788,474
27. Luxembourg Europe 569,676
28. Vanuatu Oceania 264,652
29. Seychelles Africa 92,900
30. Monaco Europe 37,731
Total All Countries World 435,840,654

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Dependent entities where French is an official language[edit]

Nr. Entity Continent Population Status
1. French Polynesia Oceania 267,000 Overseas Collectivity of France
2. New Caledonia Oceania 224,824 Overseas Collectivity of France
3. Aosta Valley Europe 128,000 Autonomous Region of Italy
4. Jersey Europe 91,533 British Crown dependency
5. Guernsey Europe 66,000 British Crown dependency
6. Saint-Martin North America 29,376 Overseas Collectivity of France
7. Wallis and Futuna Oceania 16,448 Overseas Collectivity of France
8. Saint-Barthélemy North America 7,492 Overseas Collectivity of France
9. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon North America 7,044 Overseas Collectivity of France
10. French Southern and Antarctic Lands Antarctica, Africa 140 TAAF districts

Sub-national regions located within countries where French is an official national language are not included in this list. The five overseas regions of France (Départements d'Outre-Mer, or DOM): Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, and Réunion, have the same status as metropolitan France and are not listed here. French has a certain legal status in the American state of Louisiana but it's not considered de jure official.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Public Data Explorer". World Bank. Retrieved 16 November 2016.