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.
A video showing a Montreal police officer kneeling on the neck ... I didn't expect to see that in Quebec in 2021," Frederic Boisrond, a sociologist who became an adviser to Montreal's police force last summer as part of an effort to reduce racial biases in policing, told RadioCanada.
A video showing a Montreal police officer ... I didn't expect to see that in Quebec in 2021," Frédéric Boisrond, a sociologist who became an adviser to Montreal's police force last summer as part of a larger effort to reduce racial biases in policing, told RadioCanada.
“For us, it’s something that’s important and for which we have a consensus among all elected officials in Montreal...Benjamin told Radio-Canada the youths involved in the arrest appear to be teenagers, around 14 or 15, and he sent a letter to Montreal police chief Sylvain Caron highlighting his concern.
MONTREAL — Ziggy Eichenbaum has one word to describe his city on a warm spring night when the local hockey team is in the playoffs ... Every time Toronto plays in Montreal it's beautiful ... Jeremy Filosa of talk radio station 98.5 Montreal said there's next to no atmosphere anywhere in the city centre these days because of coronavirus rules.
Read more ... The race in Montreal has been expected to be called off for some time. RadioCanada had reported that concern over public health risks because of Covid-19, the country’s strict 14-day quarantine rules for entry and the potential financial implications of holding the meeting behind closed doors had made the race untenable for 2021 ... .