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Brazilians in France
Brasileiros na França
Coats of arms of the House of Orleans-Braganza at the Château d'Eu, residence of the Brazilian imperial family during their exile.
Total population
181 500 [1] [2] [3]
Regions with significant populations
Metropolitan France90,000 [3]
French Guiana91,500 [3]
Languages
Portuguese, French
Religion
Roman Catholicism, Atheism
Related ethnic groups
Argentines in France, Portuguese people in France

Brazilians in France number approximately 153,700 and form the largest immigrant group from Latin America in France. Nearly half of them live in French Guiana, including many who have crossed the border illegally.

History

Background

The ancestral origins of the Brazilian nation show recent ancestors of generations predominantly as Italians and Portuguese, but with strong African, Spanish, Japanese, German, British, French, Native American, Slavic and Semitic components, making most Brazilians able to join the European Union.

However, they faced very different legal circumstances that Portugal and Italy had long before they joined the EU migration policy, thousands of people a day come to the consulates of Portugal to process the new nationality or obtain a visa; nevertheless, they are not the most numerous among Latin American immigrants in Europe.

Demographics

The 2012 Census recorded 64,622 Brazilian-born people. [4]

Year Brazilian-born population Other data
1999 7,909 [5]
2005 45,050 [6]
2006 49,578 [6]
2007 52,371 [6]
2008 54,608 [6]
2009
2010
2011 38,584 [4]
2012 64,622 [6]
2013
2015 110 550 [2]
2020 153 700 [7]
2022 181 500 [3]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "Comunidade Brasileira no Exterior - Estimativas referentes ao ano de 2020" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ministry of External Relations. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Brasileiros no Mundo - Estimativas" [Brazilians Around The World - Estimations] (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ministry of External Relations. 2015-03-28. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-31. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  3. ^ a b c d "Comunidade Brasileira no Exterior - Estimativas referentes ao ano de 2022" (PDF) (in Brazilian Portuguese). Ministry of External Relations. 2 August 2023. Retrieved 19 September 2023.
  4. ^ a b "International Migration Database : Stock of foreign-born population by country of birth".
  5. ^ "Country-of-birth database". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Archived from the original on 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Stock of foreign-born population by country of birth". Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Retrieved 2014-08-07.
  7. ^ "Comunidade Brasileira no Exterior - Estimativas referentes ao ano de 2020" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ministry of External Relations. 14 September 2020. Retrieved 24 February 2021.