Montreal (French: Montréal;[5] pronoonced [mɔ̃ʁeˈal] ( listen) in French, /[unsupported input]ˌmʌntriˈɔːl/ in Inglis[6]) is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Canadae an the lairgest ceety in the province o Quebec. Oreeginally cawed Ville-Marie, or "Ceety o Mary",[7] the ceety takes its present name frae Mont-Royal,[8] the triple-peaked hill locatit in the hert o the ceety, whose name wis an aa initially gien tae the island on which the ceety is locatit,[9][10] or Mont Réal as it wis spelled in Middle French,[11] (Mont Royal in present French).


Ville de Montréal
Banner o Montreal
Concordia Salus
("well-being through harmony")
Ceety o Montreal an enclave municipalities
Ceety o Montreal an enclave municipalities
Montreal is locatit in Quebec
Coordinates (275, rue Notre-Dame Est, bur. R.134, Montréal[1]): 45°31′N 73°39′W / 45.517°N 73.650°W / 45.517; -73.650Coordinates: 45°31′N 73°39′W / 45.517°N 73.650°W / 45.517; -73.650
Kintra Canadae
Province Quebec
Constitutit1 Januar 2002
 • TeepMontreal City Council
 • MayorDenis Coderre
 • Federal ridin
 • Prov. ridin
 • Ceety431.50 km2 (166.60 sq mi)
 • Laund365.13 km2 (140.98 sq mi)
 • Urban1,545.30 km2 (596.64 sq mi)
 • Metro4,258.31 km2 (1,644.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
233 m (764 ft)
Lawest elevation
6 m (20 ft)
 • Ceety1,649,519
 • Density4,517.6/km2 (11,701/sq mi)
 • Urban3,407,963
 • Urban density2,205.4/km2 (5,712/sq mi)
 • Metro3,824,221 (2nt)
 • Metro density898.1/km2 (2,326/sq mi)
 • Chynge (2006–11)
 • Dwellins
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Aurie code(s)514 an 438

Sister ceetiesEedit

Montreal haes a nummer o sister ceeties:



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Geographic code 66023 in the offeecial Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "(Code 2466023) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "(Code 0547) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "(Code 462) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  5. It is maist common tae omit the acute accent in Inglis-leid uisage (Montreal), unless ane is uisin a proper name whaur the context requires the uise o the accent (e.g. Le Journal de Montréal, as compared tae the Montreal Gazette), an tae keep the accent in French-leid uisage (Montréal). This is an aa the approach favoured bi The Canadian Press Style Book (ISBN 0-920009-32-8, at p. 234) an The Globe and Mail Style Book (ISBN 0-7710-5685-0, at p. 249). According to The Canadian Style (ISBN 1-55002-276-8, at pp. 263–4), the official style guide of the Government of Canada, the name of the city is to be written with an accent in all government materials.
  6. /ˌmʌntriˈɑːl/ is the local Inglis pronunciation. Elsewhaur it tends to be /ˌmʌntriˈʌl/ or /ˌmɒntriˈɔːl/.
  7. "Old Montréal / Centuries of History". 2000-04. Retrieved 2009-03-26. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. "Mount Royal Park - Montreal's Mount Royal Park or Parc du Mont-Royal". Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  9. "Island of Montreal". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 07-02-2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. Poirier, Jean (1979). "Île de Montréal". 5 (1). Quebec: Canoma: 6–8. Cite journal requires |journal= (help); |contribution= ignored (help)
  11. "real". Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law. 2007-10-10. Retrieved 2009-03-23.