In 2011 the city had a population of 1,649,519. Montreal's metropolitan area had a population of 3,824,221 and a population of 1,886,481 in the urban agglomeration, with all of the municipalities on the Island of Montreal included. The 2014 estimate of the population of the metropolitan area of Montreal is 4.1 million.
French is the city's official language and is the language spoken at home by 56.9% of the population of the city, followed by English at 18.6% and 19.8% other languages (in the 2006 census). In the larger Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 67.9% of the population speaks French at home, compared to 16.5% who speak English. Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada with 56% of the population able to speak both English and French. Montreal is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.
Montreal is a Crusader castle on the eastern side of the Arabah, perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain, looking out over fruit trees below. The ruins, called Shoubak or Shawbak in Arabic, are located in modern town of Shoubak in Jordan.
The castle was built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem during his expedition to the area where he captured Aqaba on the Red Sea in 1116. Originally called 'Krak de Montreal' or 'Mons Regalis', it was named in honour of the king's own contribution to its construction (Mont Royal). It was strategically located on a hill on the plain of Edom, along the pilgrimage and caravan routes from Syria to Arabia. This allowed Baldwin to control the commerce of the area, as pilgrims and merchants needed permission to travel past it. It was surrounded by relatively fertile land, and two cisterns were carved into the hill, with a long, steep staircase leading to springs within the hill itself.
Summer is fast approaching and many Montrealers are itching for more time in the sun especially those who have spent months indoors working from home. A new outdoor remote working space is now open ... .
When the MontrealCanadiens were one goal away from being eliminated in the first round, and then again when they were one goal away from reaching the Stanley Cup semifinals, Cole Caufield set up the overtime winner each time ... Montreal's transformation was so remarkable even NFL All-Pro J.J.
And the big Montreal goal in Game 7, scored by Brendan Gallagher, came off a Marner turnover ... The Leafs didn’t play fast enough against Montreal, didn’t play skilled enough, didn’t play physical enough, didn’t play desperate enough, didn’t play smart enough, didn’t have the kind of emotion and intensity that defines playoff hockey.
Being in Jamaica, we know that the taxi drivers are fast, if you get what I'm saying ... CF Montreal has lost the last two games on late goals — 1-0 to Atlanta on a 94th-minute goal and 2-1 to FC Cincinnati on an 86th-minute strike.
Players from both sides expressed extreme concern when Tavares was caught flush with a knee from Montreal's Corey Perry after he slipped on the ice directly into the path of his fast-travelling opponent. The sickening high-speed collision made Tavares spin on the ice and sent Perry flying into the air ... #MapleLeafs ... Tavares is lucky to be alive.
When Jim Curtin crafts his lineup every week, he’s long since stopped asking if JamiroMonteiro will play. The more important question is how Curtin will deploy his highest-paid player, and how the dynamic Monteiro will impose his will on opponents ... 10 in 2019 against Montreal. Monteiro’s final few steps in closing down the ball are blindingly fast.
In a pleasing 3-1 victory, it was the fast maturation of Jack Rathbone and the fast wheels and hands of Nils Hoglander that provided more hope for the future. And even though the MontrealCanadiens claimed the final NorthDivision playoff spot by earning a point in a 4-3 overtime ...
...Liberals are fast-approaching the average expiry date for minority governments in Canada ... It was to have been debated again last week but was bumped from the agenda by the government to allow for fast-tracking of an urgent bill to end a dockworkers' strike at the Port of Montreal.
After attending design school and working in the fashion industry in her hometown of Montreal, Sylvie Lefebvre decided she wanted a change, and moved to Penticton to start a unique career as a leathersmith ... “Life goes very fast and you need to enjoy it!”.