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Population: 68,084,217

Official Language: French

Language Count: 105

Primary Religion: Christianity

National Bible Society:
French Bible Society

Factbook Summary:

Language Summary: French (official) 100%, declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish, Occitan, Picard) note: overseas departments: French, Creole patois, Mahorian (a Swahili dialect)

Ethnic Summary: Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese, Basque minorities note: overseas departments: Black, White, Mulatto, East Indian, Chinese, Amerindian

Religious Summary: Christian (overwhelmingly Roman Catholic) 63-66%, Muslim 7-9%, Buddhist 0.5-0.75%, Jewish 0.5-0.75%, other 0.5-1.0%, none 23-28% (2015 est.) note: France maintains a tradition of secularism and has not officially collected data on religious affiliation since the 1872 national census, which complicates assessments of Frances religious composition; an 1872 law prohibiting state authorities from collecting data on individuals ethnicity or religious beliefs was reaffirmed by a 1978 law emphasizing the prohibition of the collection or exploitation of personal data revealing an individuals race, ethnicity, or political, philosophical, or religious opinions; a 1905 law codified Frances separation of church and state

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