60,000,000 in France (European Commission 2012). Population total all countries: 75,916,150. L2 users worldwide: 87,000,000 (Francophonie 2007).
1 (National). Statutory national language (1958, Consitution, Article 2.1).
Angevin, Berrichon, Bourbonnais, Bourguignon, Franc-Comtois, Gallo, Lorraine, Norman (Normand), Poitevin, Saintongeais, Standard French. Lexical similarity: 89% with Italian [ita], 80% with Logudorese Sardinian [src], 78% with Romansch [roh], 75% with Portuguese [por], Romanian [ron], and Spanish[spa], 29% with German [deu], 27% with English [eng].