MONTREAL, CANADA by Metin
Acrylic on Canvas 16"x12"
Montreal (French: Montréal) is the second-largest city in Canada and the largest city in the province of Quebec. Originally called Ville-Marie ('City of Mary'), the city takes its present name from Mont-Royal, the three-headed hill at the heart of the city, whose name was also initially given to the island on which the city is located,or Mont Réal as it was spelled in Middle French, (Mont Royal in present French).
The official language of Montreal is French as defined by the city's charter.Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. As of the 2006 Canadian Census, 1,620,693 people resided in the city of Montreal proper , ranking it the 2nd largest city in Canada and 6th overall in North America. The population of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area (also known as Greater Montreal) was 3,635,571 at the same 2006 census. In the census metropolitan area, French is the language most spoken at home by 70.5% of the population (as of 2006 census).