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Founded in 1642, Montreal is the second largest city in Canada with 166 square miles of land and 1.6 million residents. The Montreal metro area is home to 4.1 million people. Montreal has 10.2 million annual visitors.
The City of Saints, The City of a Hundred Steeples, La Metropole, Quebec's Metropolis.
- Hockey (1867)
- Peanut butter (1884)
- Mulligan in golf (1920)
- Snowblower (1925)
- Tubeless tire (1928)
- Pudding Chomeur (1929)
- Wonder bra (1939)
- Give Peace a Chance (1969)
- IMAX theater (1975)
- Trivial Pursuit (1979)
- 3-D puzzle (1990
Montreal Fun Facts
- Montreal is named after Mount Royal, a hill in the center of the city that is 764 feet above sea level.
- The Saint Lawrence Iroquoians originally inhabited the territory now occupied by Montreal. They established a village called Hochelaga at the base of Mount Royal in the 14th century.
- Montreal hosted Canada's first Oplympics in the summer of
- The flag has five symbols representing those who originally settled in Montreal. A cross = Christianity. fleur-de-lis = French settlers, shamrock = Irish, thistle = Scottish, Lancastrian rose = English settlers.
- Montreal has the highest number of restaurants per capita.
- Nine bridges surround Montreal.
- In the winter, over half a million people use the tunnels under Montreal every day.
- There are more than 350 kilometres of bike paths in Montreal.
Famous People from Montreal
Norma Shearer, David Rakoff, Gregory Chamitoff, Henry Mintzberg, Mort Sahl, Robert MacNeil, Caroline Rhea, Peter Cullen, David Emerson, André Boisclair, Claude Jutra, Kevin McDonald, Mark Robson, Ben Weider, Martin Brodeur, Steven Pinker, Mortimer Zuckerman, Tarzan Tyler, Georges Laraque, Colleen Dewhurst, Andre Perry, Conrad Black, August Schellenberg, Donald K. Tarlton, Bill Graham, Brigitte Bako, Christophe Beck, Corky Laing, Kevin O'Leary, Charles Doherty, Kaniehtiio Horn, Ben Mulroney.