French Speaking Countries | Francophone Countries 2020

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. 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.

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.

French Speaking Countries | Francophone Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
Belgium11,589,623
Benin12,123,200
Burkina Faso20,903,273
Burundi11,890,784
Cameroon26,545,863
Canada37,742,154
Central African Republic4,829,767
Chad16,425,864
Comoros869,601
Djibouti988,000
Dominica71,986
Dr Congo89,561,403
Equatorial Guinea1,402,985
France65,273,511
Gabon2,225,734
Guinea13,132,795
Haiti11,402,528
Ivory Coast26,378,274
Luxembourg625,978
Madagascar27,691,018
Mali20,250,833
Monaco39,242
Niger24,206,644
Republic Of The Congo5,518,087
Rwanda12,952,218
Saint Lucia183,627
Senegal16,743,927
Seychelles98,347
Switzerland8,654,622
Togo8,278,724
Vanuatu307,145