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Montreal, Canada

Montreal, Canada

Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or ``City of Mary``, it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which obtained its name from the same origin as the city,and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. The city is situated 196 km (122 mi) east of the national capital Ottawa, and 258 km (160 mi) southwest of the provincial capital, Quebec City.

Montreal has hosted multiple international conferences and events, including the 1967 International and Universal Exposition and the 1976 Summer Olympics.It is the only Canadian city to have held the Summer Olympics. In 2018, Montreal was ranked as a global city.

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Read the basic info and also some fun facts about Riyadh! Here you will find everything you should know about the the capital of Saudi Arabia!

Country

Saudi Arabia

Visa Requirements

Needed

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Currency Used

Saudi Riyals

Area (km2)

431.50 km²

Municipalities

The city also has a thriving food scene, with several popular farmers markets, including the Atwater Market and the Jean Talon Market. It's also known for its bagels, cooked hot and fresh by several iconic must-visit bakeries.Be sure to visit the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica and take a drive up to Mount Royal, the big hill (or low mountain) the city is named after. You'll be rewarded with some amazing views extending all the way to the port.

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