All the facts on the French Countries of the World

Check out the information on the world's French Countries, the Francophone or French-Speaking Nations.
We have compiled information for you on the French speaking countries with general overviews of the country, economy, statistics and facts, population figures.

You can also check out the histories of these Francophone-French countries, and the flags of the French countries.


Information on Andorra
A small principality in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain.

Information on Belgium
A large French speaking population and a country whose colonial legacy took the French language to millions. Former colonies Rwanda, Burundi, Congo.

Information on Benin
A former French country colony in West Africa.

Information on Burkina Faso
A former French colony in West Africa, formerly called Upper Volta, and dissected by three Volta Rivers.

Information on Burundi
A former Belgian colony recovering from the effects of civil unrest.

Information on Cambodia
tp Former French colony in South East Asia.

Information on Cameroon
Former French colony in West Africa.

Information on Canada
A large French-speaking community in Quebec.

Information on Central African Republic
A former French colony in West Africa.

Information on Chad
A land-locked former French colony in Africa, home of Lake Chad.

Congo:
Not to be confused with its larger neighbour the Democratic Republic of Congo – formerly Zaire. Congo is a former Belgian colony.

Information on Cote d'Ivoire
The Ivory Coast, a former French colony in West Africa.

Information on Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)
Formerly known as Zaire, this huge nation is mineral and resource rich.

Information on Djibouti
Formerly the Affars and Issars, once a French colony in Africa.

Information on France
France, lots of stats, facts and info.

Information on French Guiana
French dependent territory in South America, home of the Ariane Space programme.

Information on French Polynesia
Covering a huge area and hundreds of beautiful islands in theEastern South Pacific.

Information on Gabon
Former colony of France in West Africa.

Information on Guadeloupe
French dependency in the Caribbean, West Indies.

Information on Guernsey
One of the Channel Islands off the coast of France, where French is spoken, but a part of the United Kingdom.

Information on Guinea
Francophone nation in West Africa bordering Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Information on Haiti
Former French colony on the Western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean.

Information on Laos
Former colony in South East Asia.

Information on Lebanon
Middle Eastern former French colony.

Information on Luxembourg
Tiny principality in Northern Europe.

Information on Mali
West African former colony of France.

Information on Martinique
West Indies French speaking colony.

Information on Mauritania
West African former colony of France.

Information on Mauritius
A melting pot of French, English, Indian, African, Chinese.

Information on Mayotte
Former French colony.

Information on Monaco
French-speaking Principality and tax haven on the Côte d’Azur in the South of France.

Information on Morocco
A former French nation in North Africa.

Information on New Caledonia
A beautiful island dependency of France in the South Pacific.

Information on Niger
A former French colony in Africa.

Information on Republic of Madagascar
A huge French speaking island in the Indian Ocean.

Information on Reunion
Francophone island in the Indian Ocean.

Information on Rwanda
A former Belgian colony recovering from the effects of civil unrest.

Information on Saint Pierre and Miquelon
A tiny French colony off the coast of Newfoundland - the last remaining French piece of real estate in North America, once an enormous holding for the French.

Information on Senegal
Another former colony.

Information on Seychelles
In the Indian Ocean, this is a Francophone nation.

Information on Switzerland
The country that really is 4 countries, French is spoken in the cantons of the West and South of the country.

Information on Togo
A French speaking former colony in West Africa, capital of which is Lome.

Information on Tromelin Island
Tiny French island with only a few inhabitants.

Information on Tunisia
A French speaking former colony in North Africa home to some stunning historical sites such as El Djem.

Information on Vanuatu
Once a joint colony of France and UK, a condominium, it is now an independent country.

Information on Vietnam
Once a French colony until the Battle of Dien Ben Phu.

Information on Wallis and Futuna | A small island colony in the South Pacific, one of the smallest of the French countries.

Information on Zaire
The Democratic Republic of Congo, a former Belgian colony.


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