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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
As of 2011, French is an official language in 29 countries:


1. Democratic Republic of the Congo
2. France
3. Canada
4. Madagascar
5. Cameroon
6. Cote d'Ivoire
7. Burkina Faso
8. Niger
9. Senegal
10. Mali
11. Rwanda
12. Belgium
13. Guinea
14. Chad
15. Haiti
16. Burundi
17. Benin
18. Switzerland
19. Togo
20. Central African Republic
21. Republic of the Congo
22. Gabon
23. Comoros
24. Equatorial Guinea
25. Djibouti
26. Luxembourg
27. Vanuatu
28. Seychelles
29. Morocco

There are 12 dependent entities where French is official:


1. Pondicherry
2. French Polynesia
3. New Caledonia
4. Aosta Valley
5. Jersey
6. Guernsey
7. Saint Martin
8. Wallis and Futuna
9. Saint Barthélemy
10. Saint Pierre and Miquelon
11. French Southern and Antarctic Lands
12. Clipperton

There are 7 other countries where French is commonly spoken but is not an official language:


1. Morocco
2. Algeria
3. Tunisia
4. Lebanon
5. Mauritania
6. Mauritius
7. Andorra

French is the heritage language of over a million Americans, still spoken at home in traditionally French-speaking communities in southern Louisiana and northern New England.

French is also used as an immigrant language in many countries, particularly the United States and the UK. It is one of the two principal languages of several international organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO and the International Postal Union. And at one time, it was the Lingua Franca of Europe.

It is spoken on islands with a present or past connection with France such as Reunion, Mayotte, Corsica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Tahiti, Bora-Bora.
France and parts of Canada and some more but those are the main countries.

Countrys in which french is an oficial language.

Belgium
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo (Brazzaville))
Congo (Kinshasa)
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
France
Gabon
Guinea
Haiti
Luxembourg
Madagascar
Mali
Monaco
New Caledonia
Niger
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Switzerland
Tahiti
Togo
Vanuatu
France
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