French Somaliland

departments and territories of France Overseas territory (1946-1967) government_type Dependent territory (Overseas departments and territories of France) year_start 1896 year_end 1967 event_start Established date_start May 20 event_end Renamed (Geographical renaming) date_end July 5 event1 East African Campaign (World War II)#French Somaliland Italian invasion

date_event1 June 18, 1940 event2 British occupation (East African Campaign (World War II)#French Somaliland 2) date_event2 December 28, 1942 event3 Status changed to overseas territory date_event3 October 27, 1946 p1 flag_p1 p2 flag_p2 p3 flag_p3 s1 French


French Southern and Antarctic Lands

(TAAF) common_name the French Southern and Antarctic Lands image_flag Flag of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.svg image_coat Armoiries des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises.svg

symbol_type Coat of arms national_motto "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" national_anthem "La Marseillaise" image_map TAAF-fr.png map_caption (Click on map to enlarge) capital Port-aux-Français latd latm latNS longd longm longEW largest_city largest_settlement_type largest_settlement official_languages French (French language) regional_languages ethnic_groups ethnic_groups_year government_type leader_title1

GDP_PPP GDP_PPP_rank GDP_PPP_year GDP_PPP_per_capita GDP_PPP_per_capita_rank GDP_nominal GDP_nominal_rank GDP_nominal_year GDP_nominal_per_capita GDP_nominal_per_capita_rank Gini Gini_year Gini_category HDI HDI_rank HDI_year HDI_category currency Euro currency_code EUR time_zone utc_offset time_zone_DST DST_note utc_offset_DST cctld .tf iso3166code TF calling_code footnotes Flag of the French


French colonial empire

30 April 1803 event3 Independence of Vanuatu date_event3 30 July 1980 image_flag Flag of France.svg flag Flag of France image_flag_caption Flag (after 1792) image_coat symbol symbol_type image_map_caption French conquests and territories over the centuries image_map French Empire 17th century-20th century.png national_anthem ''La Marseillaise'' File:La Marseillaise.ogg capital Paris

latd 48 latm 12 latNS N longd 16 longm 21 longEW E largest_city Paris currency Franc (French Franc) and various other currencies stat_area1 12347000 house1 Bourbon Bonaparte today br


Colonial Mauritania

image_coat coat_alt symbol symbol_type image_map AOFMap1936.jpg image_map_alt image_map_caption Map of the seven colonies of French West Africa in 1936. Note that the eighth colony, French Upper Volta was in this period parceled between its neighbors. French Sudan also contains a large portion of what is today the eastern half of Mauritania. image_map2 image_map2_alt

French (French language) Arabic (Arabic language) currency French West African franc (1903–1945) CFA franc (West African CFA franc) (1945–1960) leader1 Xavier Coppolani leader2 Nicolas Jules Henri Gaden year_leader1 1903–1905 year_leader2 1916–1920 title_leader List of colonial governors


French Polynesia

common_name French Polynesia image_flag Flag of France.svg image_flag2 Flag of French Polynesia.svg alt_flag2 Flag of France flag_caption Flags of French Polynesia image_coat Coat of arms of French Polynesia.svg national_motto

list ) image_map French Polynesia on the globe (French Polynesia centered).svg official_languages French (French language) ethnic_groups

% Europeans (European ethnic groups) b 9.3% Demis c 4.7% East Asians d ethnic_groups_year 1988 Most recent ethnic census, in 1988. demonym French


French Fifth Republic

File:La Marseillaise.ogg image_flag Flag of France.svg image_coat

Armoiries république française.svg symbol_type National emblem image_map World-EU-France.svg map_caption capital Paris latd 48 latm 51.4 latNS N longd 2 longm 21.05 longEW E government_type Unitary (Unitary state) semi-presidential (Semi-presidential system) constitutional republic leader_title1 President of France

President leader_title2 Prime Minister (Prime Minister of France) leader_name1 François Hollande leader_name2 Manuel Valls legislature Parliament (Parliament of France) upper_house Senate (Senate of France) lower_house National Assembly (National Assembly of France) established_event1 official_languages French


French protectorate of Tunisia

conventional_long_name French protectorate of Tunisia common_name Tunisia continent Africa region Maghreb country Tunisia era status Protectorate empire France government_type Constitutional

of Tunisia.svg flag Flag of Tunisia image_map Colonial Africa Tunisia 1913 map.svg image_map_caption Tunisia (dark blue) French possessions in Africa (light blue) 1913 national_anthem La Marseillaise   Beylical Anthem (Salam al-Bey) (instrumental only) capital Tunis latd 36 latm

50 latNS N longd 10 longm 9 longEW E common_languages Arabic (Arabic language), Berber languages, French (French language), Italian (Italian language), Turkish (Turkish language) religion Sunni Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism leader1 Muhammad III as-Sadiq (first) year_leader1 1859–1882 leader2 Muhammad VIII al-Amin (last) year_leader2


Office québécois de la langue française

chief2_position (etc.) parent_agency child1_agency Commission de toponymie du Québec child2_agency website The '''Office québécois de la langue française''' (OQLF) ( ) is a public organization established on March 24, 1961 by the Parti libéral du Québec Liberal government of Jean Lesage. Attached to the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, its initial mission

, defined in its report of April 1, 1964 was "to align on international French, promote good Canadianisms and fight Anglicisms, ... work on the normalization of the language in Québec and support State intervention to carry out a global language policy that would consider notably the importance of socio-economic motivations in making French the priority language in Québec." 24

mars 1961 - Création de l'Office de la langue française , in ''Bilan du siècle'', Université de Sherbrooke, retrieved on February 18, 2008 Its mandate was enlarged by the 1977 Charter of the French Language, which also established two other organizations: the ''Commission de toponymie'' (Commission of Toponymy) and the ''Conseil supérieur de la langue française (Conseil supérieur de la langue française (Quebec))'' (Superior Council of the French Language). History


Mayotte

Shimaore ethnic_groups_year 2011

History of the Comoros (History of Comoros) for the history of Mayotte before 1974. In 1500, the Maore or Mawuti (contraction of the Arabic جزيرة الموت Jazīrat al-Mawt -meaning island of death and corrupted to Mayotte in French) sultanate was established on the island. In 1503, Mayotte was observed by Portuguese explorers, but not colonized. In 1832, it was conquered by Andriantsoly, former king of Iboina (Boina Kingdom) on Madagascar; in 1833, conquered by the neighboring


Saint-Louis, Senegal

estimated at 176,000 in 2005. Saint-Louis was the capital of the French colony of Senegal from 1673 until 1902 and French West Africa from 1895 until 1902, when the capital was moved to Dakar. From 1920 to 1957 it also served as the capital of the neighboring colony of Mauritania. Geography The heart of the old colonial city is located on a narrow island (just over 2 km long and about 400 m wide) in the Senegal River, 25 km from its mouth. At this point

; thumb left French view of the fort at Saint-Louis island, from "L'Afrique ou histoire, moeurs, usages et coutumes des Africains", by René Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve, 1814. (Image:Saint-LouisMer.jpg)

thumb ''Negresse of quality from the Island of Saint Louis in Senegal, accompanied by her slave'', Illustration from ''Costumes civils de tous les peuples connus'', Paris, 1788, by . Saint-Louis was established in 1659 by French traders on an uninhabited island called Ndar. It was baptized Saint-Louis-du-Fort in homage to the French king Louis XIV. It was the first permanent French settlement in Senegal. The fortified factory commanded trade along


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