French Speaking Countries | Francophone Countries 2019

What are the countries that speak French? There are a total of 29 countries where French is the official language. French is the only official language for 13 of these countries, while French is the co-official language of 16 countries. Here is a list of all the Francophone countries or French speaking countries in the world:

The most populous country where French is the official language is the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa. This nation has a population of over 77 million people. The countries that have French as their official language, in alphabetical order, include:

In addition to these nations, there are also several dependent entities where French has been designated as the official language. French Polynesia, which has a population of 267,000, is the most populous of all of the entities where French is the official language. All of the entities that have French as the official language are, in alphabetical order:

In the United States, French is recognized as a cultural language in both Maine and Louisiana. It is a de facto official language and is used for education, commerce and government services.

Rank Flag Country Population 2019
1France65,129,728
2Canada37,411,047
3Madagascar26,969,307
4Cameroon25,876,380
5Ivory Coast25,716,544
6Niger23,310,715
7Burkina Faso20,321,378
8Mali19,658,031
9Senegal16,296,364
10Chad15,946,876
11Guinea12,771,246
12Rwanda12,626,950
13Benin11,801,151
14Belgium11,539,328
15Burundi11,530,580
16Haiti11,263,077
17Switzerland8,591,365
18Togo8,082,366
19Republic Of The Congo5,380,508
20Central African Republic4,745,185
21Gabon2,172,579
22Equatorial Guinea1,355,986
23Djibouti973,560
24Comoros850,886
25Luxembourg615,729
26Vanuatu299,882
27Saint Lucia182,790
28Seychelles97,739
29Dominica71,808
30Monaco38,964