First of all, French is one of the most used languages in the world. About 200 million people in the world speak French. Apart from European countries such as France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Monaco, the mother tongue of many North African countries, Canada, the Middle East, and many Asian countries is French. It is used as the official language in 29 countries. About 20% of the population of the European Union speaks French.
At the same time, French is the third most used language in technology after English and German. Likewise, French is again in the top three in international trade. France is the world’s ninth largest exporter and seventh largest importer. Similarly, France is the seventh country with which our country trades the most. France is one of the leading countries in sectors such as fashion, medicine, cosmetics, the defense industry, automotive, aviation, and retail. In addition to all these, it is accepted as one of the official languages of international organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO, and UNICEF.
The influence of French is not limited to the economy, foreign relations, and technology. France is an important tourism country. France ranks first in the list of the most visited and visa-received countries in the world.