Proportion of French Native Speakers (1996 Census)

This map shows that Canada's official languages—French and English—are spread very unevenly and concentrated in the South along the Canada-U.S. border. Francophones are most numerous in Quebec (5.7 million), Ontario (493,630), and New Brunswick (236,775). Francophone minorities exist in all provinces except Quebec, where they are the majority.

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