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Congolese people in France
Diagonally split flag of Democratic Republic of Congo and France
Total population
58,351 [1]
Regions with significant populations
Kongo, Lingala, French
Roman Catholicism, Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Black people in France, Afro-French, Rwandans in France, Burundians in France, Cameroonians in France, Gabonese people in France, Angolans in France

Congolese people in France consist of migrants from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo and their descendants living and working in France.


The first Congolese people to arrive in France came later than the first African immigrants. While people from the Senegal River Valley ( Senegal, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea) first arrived in the 1960s, Central Africans (chiefly from Cameroon and Congo), arrived in the 1970s. [2] Most of them come for work or familial reunification, but there is also a large number of Congolese people who come with a statute of political asylum during the 1990s.[ clarification needed] [3]

Notable people

Maître Gims
(Gandhi Djuna)


  1. ^ "NAT1 – Population par sexe, âge et nationalité en 2014 − France métropolitaine −Étrangers – Immigrés en 2014 | Insee".
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  3. ^ "L'Immigration noire africaine : Un phénomène qui s'amplifie » :: France". Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.