Tunisians in France

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Tunisians in France
Total population

668,668[1]

150,109 Tunisian-born people[2]
Languages
French (Maghrebi French),
Arabic (Tunisian Arabic)
Religion
Majority Islam (Sunni Islam),
minority Christianity (Roman Catholic), Judaism
Related ethnic groups
Moroccans in France
Algerians in France

Tunisians in France are people of Tunisian descent living in France. People of Tunisian origin account for a large sector of the total population in France. Following France's colonial rule in Tunisia from 1881 to 1956, many Tunisians chose to immigrate to France from the 1960s to the present due to France's favorable economic conditions, while others sought to escape Tunisia's unfavorable living conditions[dubious ]. The early 1980s saw a boom of the Tunisian community in France because of adjustments (over 22,000 cases).[3]

Demographics[edit]

The 2011 census recorded 150,109 Tunisian-born people.[4]

Year Tunisian-born population + descendance Foreigners Migrants Other data
1999 220,039[5] 120,713[5] 154,000[6]
2005 365,782[7]
2006 368,463[7]
2007 370,552[7] 144,000[6]
2008 370,667[7] 577,998[8]
2009
2010
2011 150,109[4] 246,274[9]
2012 668,668[10]
2013
Family reunification:[11]
Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Persons 2937 2433 2612 2311 2085 1632 1643 1952 1853 1870 1780
Families 1418 1230 1379 1361 1295 1106 1123 1301 1285 1339 1355

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