|Regions with significant populations|
|150,000 ~0,2% of the population|
|Kurdish, French, (some knowledge of Turkish, Arabic and Persian)|
|Sunni Islam, Yazidism|
|Related ethnic groups|
There is a large Kurdish community in France, numbering around 150,000 people. This makes the Kurdish community in France the second largest Kurdish community in the Kurdish diaspora, after Kurds in Germany.
In France, Kurdish immigrant workers from Turkey first arrived in the second half of the 1960s. Thousands of political Kurdish refugees fled from Turkey during the 1970s and onward, from Iraq and Iran during the 1980s and 1990s, and from Syria during the Syrian Civil War.
In October 2014, Kurds in France and other European countries marched in protest at what they perceived as Turkish collaboration with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant during the Siege of Kobani.