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.
Every minute or so, “DearRays, Montreal won’t pay for your new stadium ...Brossard said his organization, which he said is not-for-profit and nonpartisan, wanted to send a clear message to the Rays that Quebec taxpayers are against any kind of subsidies to build a stadium in Montreal for a part-time, or even full-time, Rays team.
Charlie Morton wanted to stay with the Rays. But when they declined his $15 million option for 2021, he signed with the Braves, one of the few teams he also considered a fit ... The fans ... Others ... Others ... • • • ... Follow our Tampa Bay Times sports team on Twitter and Facebook.Up next.‘Dear Rays, Montreal won’t pay for your new stadium’ billboard up near Trop.
TORONTO — SubstituteJozy Altidore scored on a long-range free kick in stoppage time to lift Toronto FC to a 1-1 tie with CF Montreal in MLS play Saturday, damaging Montreal's playoff push. SunusiIbrahim scored in the 55th minute and CF Montreal looked to have hung on for the victory ... The Montreal goal came off a cross from Zachary Brault-Guillard.
Chris Mueller ended a months-long scoring drought, but it wasn’t enough to pull the Lions ahead in a 1-1 draw to Montreal at Exploria Stadium. The winger — nicknamed “Cash” for his previous hot scoring streaks for the Lions — ... .
Q ... A ... Q ... Bernard. A ... Q ... A ... Q ... A ... Win or lose, rain or shine, day game or night game, Busch StadiumIII is rocking with huge crowds ... The team will plays many of its home games next year in Montreal and that means they may soon play there permanently as the Montreal Rays (or the new Montreal Expos). Why? They can’t get voters to approve a new stadium in Tampa.
Some 2 1/2 months after winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics, Desiree Scott says she is still pinching herself. "You see a sign that (says) Olympic gold medallist and every time you read that, it solidifies that much more what we accomplished," said the 34-year-old midfielder from Winnipeg... 27 at Montreal's Saputo Stadium ... But that has changed ... ---.
Saturday’s home game at TD Place stadium was another must win in a series of must wins, but the Redblacks again stumbled, losing 27-16 to the Montreal Alouettes ...Ottawa also couldn’t handle Montreal’s pass rush, as the Alouettes had 10 quarterback sacks, two by former Redblacks defensive lineman MichaelWakefield ... Ottawa started from the Montreal 41.