Montreal, Quebec, Canada 🇨🇦
Montreal is the main city of the province of Quebec in Canada. It is an island and port city located on the St. Lawrence River. It is the second most populous city in the country after Toronto and the largest French-speaking city in America. Its metropolitan area is home to more than 4.1 million people, about half the population of Quebec. Montreal is an important financial, knowledge, cultural and aeronautical hub.
The city owes its name to Mount Royal, which overlooks the city's central business district and historic district, both located in the Ville-Marie borough. The official language, French, is used by the majority of the population. English and other languages are important; most Montrealers are bilingual and nearly a quarter are trilingual.
The economic, commercial and financial heart of Quebec, the city is home to more than 400 corporate headquarters and numerous industries. Montreal is considered the best student city in the world and Canada's university metropolis with six universities and 450 research centers. The city is also a major cultural center for video games, cinema and design.
Its public transportation, structured by a subway system, is one of the most efficient, fast and punctual in North America. Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport welcomes nearly 20 million travelers annually.
Montreal is home to the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix and numerous festivals. The Montreal Canadiens is the oldest active field hockey club in the world and have captivated fans of this national sport for over 100 years.