Germans in France

Germans in France
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Hybrid flag of France and Germany
Total population
Total population of German ancestry
2,500,000 (2011)[1] Residents of France born in Germany 204,000 (2019) German-born (2019).[2][1]
Regions with significant populations
Alsace, Lorraine, Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre-Val de Loire, Midi-Pyrénées, Brittany, Normandy, Poitou-Charentes, Paris, South of France and Corsica,
French, German
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism (mainly Lutheranism and the Reformed faith; see EKD),[3][failed verification] Atheism, Irreligion
Related ethnic groups
Austrians, Danes, Dutch, Flemish, Icelanders, Norwegians,[4] Swedes,[4] and other Germanic peoples

Germans in France include French people of German ancestry and people born in Germany who live in France.

German emigration to France has resulted in it being the home of one of the largest communities of German population born outside Germany. Migration from Germany to France has increased rapidly from the 1990s onwards, and by 2012 there were an estimated 130,000 German citizens living in France.[1]


The German community in France is estimated at approximately 130,000 Germans.[1]

The main destinations of German migration to France apart of Paris are the Franco-German borderlands, Southern France, and Corsica. The major regions chosen by this community are Alsace, Lorraine, Aquitaine, Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrénées, Brittany, Normandy, Poitou-Charentes and Corsica.


European immigrants in France. Portuguese 8%, British 5%, Spanish 5%, Italians 4%, Germans 4%, Romanians 3%, Belgians 3%.[5]

Notable people

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See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Présentation de l'Allemagne". France Diplomatie : : Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  2. ^ https://www.deutsche-im-ausland.org/im-ausland-leben-und-arbeiten/leben-im-ausland/daten-und-fakten.html
  3. ^ "Germany - The Lutheran World Federation". Lutheranworld.org. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-09-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Les immigrés récemment arrivés en France - Insee Première - 1524". Insee.fr. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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