Montreal, long Canada’s largest city, is the second largest French-speaking city in the world.

Founded in the 17th century as Ville-Marie, Montreal soon developed into a large multilingual metropolis. But as tensions between French and English speaking inhabitants rose during the 20th century, businesses moved out and the city’s growth came to a halt.

Thanks to its long history Montreal boasts a large number of attractions, ranging from the historic Notre-Dame Basilica to the modern Olympic Stadium.

Montreal facts
Country: Canada
Province: Quebec
Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)
Language: French
city: 3,675,219 (2021)
metro: 4,291,732 (2021)
Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
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