Francophone Countries is a rich site which provides a thorough compilation of material found on the internet that can serve as an excellent source of information for researchers, educators, students, or travelers of French-speaking countries. It can be helpful resource for projects, presentations, webquests, or lesson plans. The Webquest and Project Booklet are designed for middle school students; however, the links can be useful anyone interested in Francophone Countries. Revised August 2014
French is spoken on every continent in the world. The various countries where French is spoken as an official language, a shared primary language or a second language is called a Francophone Country.
Just as the USA is divided into 51 States, the country of France, located in Europe, is administratively divided into 27 Regions. 22 Regions are located in Europe and 5 are overseas. France also has overseas territories or collectivities.
DOM -These are the 5 overseas Regions of France (Departement d'outre mer)*. The people are French citizens and have representation in the French National Assembly and Senate.
TOM -These are the Overseas Territories/Collectivies of France (Territoires D'outre Mer)**. The people have representation in the French National Assembly and Senate.
Beside metropolitan France and its DOM/TOM, there are 28 countries where French is the official language
7 Countries where French is commonly used, but is not the official language:
Some other countries where French is a secondary language: