Can you guess which city in the world is the most French-speaking?
If you think of Paris, you are wrong.
Since 2016, the French capital has been dethroned by Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),
Indeed, the 12.83 million inhabitants of the Congolese capital speak the language of Molière, against only 11 million in Paris.
In the country, 51% of the 90 million Congolese speak French on a daily basis.
The French capital is thus only in second place in the ranking.
321 million French speakers
The top 10 French-speaking cities give pride of place to sub-Saharan Africa.
There are indeed Abidjan (3rd position), Yaoundé (4th), Bamako (6th), Ouagadougou (7th) and Dakar (9th).
Casablanca, Morocco ranks fifth and Algiers comes in eighth.
Montreal, Quebec, rounds out the ranking relayed by
Worldwide, the French language is spoken by 321 million people, 44% of whom are in Europe.
It is the second most spoken language in Europe, the fifth most spoken language in the world and the fourth most used language on the Internet.
French is now the official language of 29 countries.
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