List of French Argentines

List Of French Argentines

French Argentines are Argentines of French descent. Most of French immigrants came to Argentina in the second half of the 1880s, though considerable immigration continued until the late 1940s. Half of these immigrants came from Southwestern France, especially from the Basque Country, Béarn (Basses-Pyrénées accounted for more than 20% of immigrants), Bigorre and Rouergue but also from Savoy and the Paris region. Today around 6 million Argentines have some degree of French descent (up to 17% of the total population).

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