Facts About Montreal
Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and the most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec.
Montreal was founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or “The City of Mary”, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city.
The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which got its name from the same origin as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard.
Montreal has an Underground City, which is a series of interconnected tunnels beneath the city that run for over 32km.
Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the developed world, after Paris.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Montreal was -37.8°C (-36°F) on January 15, 1957.
The world’s first recorded indoor ice hockey game was played in Montreal on March 3rd, 1875 at the Victoria Skating Rink.
The record low with windchill was -49.1°C (-56°F) on January 23. 1976.
The city is composed of 19 large boroughs, subdivided into neighbourhoods.
Montreal is Canada’s second-largest media market and the centre of francophone Canada’s media industry.
Montreal and Paris, France have a Friendship cities status.
Montreal is twinned with Algiers, Algeria; Brussels, Belgium; Bucharest, Romania; Busan, South Korea; Dublin, Ireland; Hanoi, Vietnam; Hiroshima, Japan; Lyon, France; Manila, Philippines; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; San Salvador, El Salvador; Shanghai, China; Yerevan, Armenia.
The Montreal Canadiens is one of the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League and has won an NHL-record 24 Stanley Cup championships.
Montreal has the second-largest economy of Canadian cities based on GDP and the largest in Quebec.
The Estimated Population of Montreal is 1.78 million.
Montreal has the second-highest number of consulates in North America, serves as the location of the headquarters of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and was named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006.
Montreal is home to the world-famous Cirque du Soleil.
Montreal has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada and the second-highest in North America after New York City.
Montréal hosted the first Olympics ever held in Canada in the summer of 1976.
Montreal has the second-largest Amusement Park in Canada. It is the largest in the province of Quebec with its 146 acres.
The Montreal Subway has 68 stations over four lines.
In 1879, the McGill University Hockey Club became the world’s first organized hockey team.
Assassin’s Creed, a popular action-adventure video game was created in Montreal by Ubisoft.
The cross on Mount Royal is one of Montreal’s most iconic landmarks. It was erected in 1643 by Paul de Chomedey.