10 Interesting Montreal Facts

Thursday, August 7th 2014. | Cities

Those who want to learn about the dynamic city with wonderful vibe and air need to read Montreal Facts. Montreal serves you with wonderful outdoor activities, delicious food, unique festivals and cultures. The location of this city is great for it stands at the confluence of Ottawa River and St. Lawrence River. See the following post below for detail facts:

Montreal Facts 1: as a city

In 1832, Montreal became a city. Jacques Cartier was the first European person who captured the land of today’s Montreal in 1535. The history of human being in Montreal can be traced back 8,000 years ago.

Montreal Facts 2: Samuel de Champlain

Samuel de Champlain established a fur trading post in Montreal 70 years after Cartier came here in 1535. Ville Marie was the first colony created in Montreal in 1642.

Montreal at Night

Montreal at Night

Montreal Facts 3: population

Based on the data in 2011, there were 3,824,221 people living in the metropolitan Montreal. In 1970s, Montreal was considered as the largest city in Canada. But now it becomes the second largest city after it is surpassed by Toronto. Learn more on Canada facts.

Montreal Facts 4: French

French is one of the most popular languages in the world. The largest French speaking city is located in Paris. But Montreal is included as one of 5 largest French speaking cities in the world.

Montreal Facts

Montreal Facts

Montreal Facts 5: a UNESCO city of design

Montreal has a title of a UNESCO city of design. Other cities in the world which receive the title include Shenzhen, Buenos Aires, Saint-Etienne, Kobe, Seoul, Shanghai, Berlin, Graz, and Nagoya.

Montreal Facts 6: building

Montreal is one of the metropolitan cities in Canada. But all buildings in the city should not be taller than the cross on Mount Royal Mountain.

Montreal Season

Montreal Season

Montreal Facts 7: transportation

It is easy for the local people and visitors to access the transportation in Montreal. There are 68 stations over four lines on the Montreal subway. You can also use 4,445 licensed taxis in the city.

Montreal Facts 8: university

Montreal is a home to 11 university level institutions. Four of them are labeled as the world class universities.

Montreal Streets

Montreal Streets

Montreal Facts 9: Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance was a song created by John Lennon.  He wrote the song on 1 June 1969 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal.

Montreal Facts 10: La Ronde Amusement Park

The second largest park in Canada is La Ronde Amusement Park. Le Monstre is the highest rollercoaster in the amusement park with the height of 131 feet or 40 meter.

Montreal Travel

Montreal Travel

If you want to enjoy a great summer festival, you can come here on 28 June to enjoy Montreal Jazz festival. Do you want to give opinion on facts about Montreal?

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