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about Montreal

Montreal (officially, Montréal) is the name of the largest city in the province of Quebec, Canada and of the administrative region encompassing it. It is also Canada's second most populated city after Toronto (Statistics Canada), and the world's second largest francophone city after Paris.

Montreal is situated in the southwest of the province, approximately 200 km southwest of the provincial capital Quebec City and 150 km east of Ottawa, the federal capital, located in the neighbouring province of Ontario, at 45°30 north, 73°35 west, in the Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5).

Montreal sits on the Island of Montreal at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence River and Ottawa River; the island divides the Saint Lawrence between the main channel and Rivière des Prairies. The city also includes a total of 74 nearby islands such as Île des Soeurs, Île Bizard, Île Sainte-Hélène, and Île Notre-Dame. The city occupies an area of 482.84 km2.

Montreal history

The area had already been inhabited for over 8000 years when De Maisonneuve founded the village of Ville-Marie in 1642, near Hochelaga, an Iroquois fort. Ville-Marie grew to become an important centre for fur trade, and was fortified 1725.

It was surrendered to Great Britain in 1760, but remained mostly Francophone until about the time it was incorporated as the City of Montreal, named after Mount Royal, in 1832.

Beginning with the 1860s, Montreal entered its Golden Age, that lasted until the Great Depression, and was the most important economic centre of Canada. Numerous smaller towns of the Montreal Island were merged with it, making it again a mainly French-speaking city.

The mergers went on and, in 2002, the city included the whole island. Some older towns though opted out by way of referendum and will be "unmerged" in 2006.

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