According to OIF, the International Organization of French Language, 200 million people speak French as their mother tongue in Europe, Sub-Saharian Africa and North Africa (2006-2007).
French is spoken by 63 million people in France, 16 million in Algeria, 11.5 Million in Canada…
French is the official language of the International Red Cross
Montréal is the second largest French speaking city in the world
In 1962 Leopold Sédar Senghor founded « francophonie » to promote French as a world language and French culture.