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33 countries in the world speak French.
French is spoken in 32 countries : France (obviously) BelgiumBeninBurkina FasoBurundiCameroon Canada (Québec) Central African RepublicChadComorosRepublic of the CongoDemocratic Republic of the CongoCôte d'IvoireDjiboutiEquatorial GuineaGabonGuineaHaitiLuxembourgMadagascarMaliMonacoNigerRwandaSenegalSeychellesSwitzerlandTogoVanuatuAosta ValleyGuernseyJersey


Outside of France, the main French-speaking countries are:

Europe
Belgium (the Walloon region)
Luxembourg
Monaco
Switzerland (also spoken: Swiss German, Italian)

Africa:
Most of north-west and western Africa, from Algeria and Tunisia to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Note, however, that in most of those countries, while French is rather widely spoken, notably by the educated and wealthy parts of society, the population in general speaks other languages (Arabic in the Maghreb, Bambara in Mali...)
Madagascar

North America
Canada (spoken by about 85% of the province of Quebec, a third of the inhabitants of New Brunswick, and then small minorities elsewhere: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba)
Haiti

Other:
Lebanon
Several island countries in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

A good map is available here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:New-Map-Francophone_World.PNG
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