Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the 2nd-most populous in Canada as a whole.
Montreal has a distinct four-season continental climate, with warm-to-hot summers and cold, snowy winters.
In 2016, Montreal had a population of 1,704,694. 60.5% of Montrealers speak French at home, 21.2% speak English and 19.8% speak neither. Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris.
Economy & Employment.
Montreal has the second-largest economy among Canadian cities based on GDP and the largest in Quebec. It is an important centre of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture, world affairs and is the headquarters of the Montreal Exchange.
Montreal’s top industries include aerospace, electronic goods, pharmaceuticals, printed goods, software engineering, telecommunications, textile and apparel manufacturing, tobacco, petrochemicals, and transportation. The service sector is also strong and includes civil, mechanical and process engineering, finance, higher education, and research and development.
The Port of Montreal is one of the largest inland ports in the world. As one of the most important ports in Canada, it remains a trans-shipment point for grain, sugar, petroleum products, machinery, and consumer goods.
Life and Culture.
Montreal is often referred to as “Canada’s Cultural Capital”, and it is Canada’s centre for French-language television productions, radio, theatre, film, multimedia, and print publishing. Additionally, Montreal’s many cultural communities have given it a distinct local culture.
Another distinctive characteristic of cultural life in Montreal is the animation of its downtown, especially during summer, prompted by cultural and social events, particularly festivals. The city’s largest festival is the Montreal International Jazz Festival, also being the largest jazz festival in the world. Other popular festivals include the Just for Laughs comedy festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, Nuits d’Afrique, Pop Montreal, Divers/Cité, Fierté Montréal and the Montreal Fireworks Festival.
Here’s more information about living and things to do in Montreal: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca
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