City of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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City of Montreal, Canada
Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and the largest city in
the province of Quebec. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of
Mary", the city takes its present name from Mont-Royal, the
triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city, whose name was also
initially given to the island on which the city is located.
The Port of Montreal is the largest inland port in the world handling 26 million tonnes of cargo annually. As one of the most important ports in Canada, it remains a trans-shipment point for grain, sugar, petroleum products, machinery, and consumer goods. For this reason, Montreal is the railway hub of Canada and has always been an extremely important rail city; it is home to the headquarters of the Canadian National Railway.
Montreal has two international airports, one for passenger flights only, and the other for cargo. Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (also known as Dorval Airport) in the City of Dorval serves all commercial passenger traffic and is the headquarters for Air Canada and Air Transat.
Nicknamed la ville aux cent clochers ("the city of a hundred bell towers"), Montreal is renowned for its churches. The city has four Roman Catholic basilicas: Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral, the aforementioned Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Patrick's Basilica, and Saint Joseph's Oratory. The Oratory is the largest church in Canada, with the second largest copper dome in the world after that of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.
Latitude & Longitude of Montreal, Canada
Longitude: 73° 35' W (West of Greenwich, England )
Latitude: 45° 30' N (North of Equator)
International Area Phone Code for Montreal, Canada
+1 514 (Montreal City)
+1 450 (Montreal Suburban)