Montreal (Inglis pronunciation: /ˌmʌntɹiːˈɒl/; French: Montréal[5]; [mɔ̃ʁeal] ( listen), Canadian French: [mõʁeal]) is the seicont-lairgest ceety in Canadae an the lairgest ceety in the province o Quebec. Oreeginally cawed Ville-Marie, or "Ceety o Mary",[6] the ceety takes its present name frae Mont-Royal,[7] 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,[8][9] or Mont Réal as it wis spelled in Middle French,[10] (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
Kintra Canadae
Province Quebec
Constitutit1 Januar 2002
 • TeepMontreal City Council
 • MayorValérie Plante
 • Federal ridin
 • Prov. ridin
 • Ceety431.50 km2 (166.60 sq mi)
 • Laund365.13 km2 (140.98 sq mi)
 • Urban1545.30 km2 (596.64 sq mi)
 • Metro4258.31 km2 (1,644.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
233 m (764 ft)
Lowest elevation
6 m (20 ft)
 • Ceety1,649,519
 • Density4517.6/km2 (11,701/sq mi)
 • Urban3,407,963
 • Urban density2205.4/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)
Area code(s)514 an 438

Sister ceeties


Montreal haes a nummer o sister ceeties:



  1. a b Geographic code 66023 in the offeecial Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  2. a b "(Code 2466023) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  3. a b "(Code 0547) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. a b "(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. "Old Montréal / Centuries of History". 2000-04. Retrieved 2009-03-26. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. "Mount Royal Park - Montreal's Mount Royal Park or Parc du Mont-Royal". Archived frae the original on 30 Apryle 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  8. "Island of Montreal". Natural Resources Canada. Archived frae the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 07-02-2008. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  9. Poirier, Jean (1979). "Île de Montréal". 5 (1). Quebec: Canoma: 6–8. Cite journal requires |journal= (help); |contribution= ignored (help)
  10. "real". Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law. 10 October 2007. Retrieved 23 Mairch 2009.