Les Pays et les Régions Francophones • French is spoken in 50 different countries. • In 29 countries French is official language (This means that governmental affairs are conducted in French, official laws and regulations are written in French, business is transacted in French, and schools use French as a language of instruction) • 124 million people all over the world speak French. • . • Can you name any countries where French is the main language, apart from France?
Countries in the world Can you put these countries in the correct column to show where they are in the world? France Tahiti Algeria Martinique Guyana Madagascar Morocco Switzerland Tunisia Ivory Coast La Reunion Belgium Cambodia New Caledonia Luxembourg Vietnam Canada
Countries where French is an commonly used language Africa Benin Rwanda Burkina Faso Sénégal Burundi Nigeria Cameroon Togo Ivory Coast Algeria Morocco Congo Djibouti Tunisia Gabon Guinea Mauritania Tchad Mali Central African Republic La Reunion Madagascar Seychelles Islands Europe France Belgium Switzerland Luxembourg Monaco Andorra Oceania Vanuatu New Caledonia French Polynesia Wallis & Futuna North, South & Central America Canada (Quebec) Martinique Guadelupe French Guiana Haiti Asia Vietnam Cambodia Laos Lebanon
French Overseas Departments and Territories
Islands – Les Iles: Dans la Mer des Caraibes: La Maritnique (DOM) La Guadeloupe (DOM) St-Barthélemy St-Martin Haiti
French Overseas Departments DOM – département d’outre – mer- Overseas departments The inhabitants of the departments are French citizens and have the same legal rights and responsibilities as those living in France La Martinique- DOM La Guadeloupe - DOM
Dans l’océan Pacifique du Sud – South of Pascific ocean • La Nouvelle-Calédonie (TOM) • Wallis-et- Futuna (TOM) • Vanuatu • La Polynésie française (TOM)
French Overseas Territories • TOM- Territoires d’outre-mer – Overseas territories • The inhabitants of the territories are French citizens and elect representatives to the French parliament although the territories have a certain degree of local autonomy. However, they are governed by a governor appointed by France. The French government highly subsidizes the economies of the territories.
Les Iles dans l’Océan Indien-Indian ocean Madagascar La Réunion (DOM) Les Seychelles Les Iles Comores L’Ile Mayotte (CT) L’Ile Maurice CT – Collectivités Territorials
Colléctivités territoriales- territorial collectivities • These are previous French possessions which remain under French influence and protection but have a higher degree of autonomy than territories