10 Franco-Ontario Towns You Never Knew Existed

The other 'French Canadians'.
10 Franco-Ontario Towns You Never Knew Existed

Whenever you talk about French Canadians, everyone automatically assumes you're talking about Quebec. Even the word "French Canadian" is synonymous with Quebecer. 

But actually, there are lots of French Canadians who don't live in Quebec.

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Ontario has a huge French population. In fact, there are some towns in Ontario where the majority of the population's mother tongue is French.

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They're called Franco-Ontarians and they even have their own flag.

Here are 10 Franco-Ontario towns you never knew existed:

1. West Nipissing

Population: 14,149

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 65%

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2. Smooth Rock Falls

Population: 1,376

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 71%

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3. Moonbeam

Population: 1,101

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 84%

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4. Kapuskasing

Population: 8,196

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 70%

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5. Hearst

Population: 5,090

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 88%

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6. Hawkesbury

Population: 10,551

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 79%

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French River

Population: 2,442

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 60%

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7. Clarence-Rockland

Population: 23,185

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 68%

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8. Alfred and Plantagenet

Population: 9,196

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 74%

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9. Casselman

Population: 3,275

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 83%

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10. Bonfield

Population: 2,016

Population Whose Mother Tongue Is French: 29%

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If you were to guess-timate how small Canada's tiniest town is, you would probably be WAY off. 

That's because some of you probbaly have more roommates than there are residents in this little village. 

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