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Merci à tous, ce fut un plaisir de vous recevoir à Montréal!
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Montréal est la métropole du Québec au Canada. La ville est située sur l'île de Montréal, dans l'archipel d'Hochelaga, en bordure du Saint-Laurent, à proximité de l'Ontario et des États-Unis. Elle est le centre de la culture et des affaires de la province.

Montréal a accueilli l'Exposition universelle de 1967 et les Jeux olympiques d'été de 1976. Elle est l'hôte annuel du Festival des films du monde de Montréal, du Festival international de jazz de Montréal, du festival Juste pour rire, du Festival Montréal en lumière et du Grand Prix de Formule 1 du Canada. Le club de hockey des Canadiens de Montréal y a élu domicile dès sa création en 1909. Son quartier historique, le Vieux-Montréal, a été déclaré arrondissement historique en 1964.

Montréal est couramment considérée comme la deuxième ville francophone dans le monde après Paris (2,1 millions de personnes) même si techniquement Kinshasa et Abidjan sont des villes francophones plus peuplées ; elle est en revanche la seule métropole francophone en Amérique du Nord. Sa population est plus du triple de celle de Québec, la capitale de la province.

En 2011, la ville comptait 1 649 515 habitants, et son agglomération près de 4 millions11. En 2006, environ 52,4 % de sa population était de culture et de langue française, 32,4 % était de culture et de langue autre que le français et l'anglais et 12,5 % était de culture et de langue anglaise faisant de Montréal une ville interculturelle.

 

Montréal, http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal consulté le 3 / 01 / 2013 à 21 h 11.


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The human history of Montreal, located in Quebec, Canada, spans some 8,000 years. At the time of European contact, the area was inhabited by the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, a discrete and distinct group of Iroquoian-speaking indigenous people. They spoke Laurentian. Archeological studies since the 1950s have demonstrated they were a culture distinct from those the French later called the Huron to the west and the Iroquois nations, which formed largely in present-day New York to the south.

Jacques Cartier became the first European to reach the area now known as Montreal in 1535 when he entered the village of Hochelega on the Island of Montreal while in search of a passage to Asia during the Age of Exploration. He also visited Stadacona (near present-day Quebec City) and other villages in the valley. He recorded about 200 words of the Laurentian language.

Seventy years later, Samuel de Champlain found no evidence of the villages or people of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, or any human habitation. He unsuccessfully tried to create a fur trading post but the Mohawk of the Iroquois defended what they had been using as their hunting grounds. A mission named Ville Marie was built in 1642 as part of a project to create a French colonial empire. Ville Marie became a centre for the fur trade and French expansion into New France until 1760, when it was surrendered to the British army, following the French defeat of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. British immigration expanded the city. The city's golden era of fur trading began with the advent of the locally owned North West Company.

View from Mount Royal, 1902

Montreal was incorporated as a city in 1832. The city's growth was spurred by the opening of the Lachine Canal and Montreal was the capital of the United Province of Canada from 1844 to 1849. Growth continued and by 1860 Montreal was the largest city in British North America and the undisputed economic and cultural centre of Canada. Annexation of neighbouring towns between 1883 and 1918 changed Montreal back to a mostly Francophone city. During the 1920s and 1930s the Prohibition movement in the United States turned Montreal into a haven for Americans looking for alcohol. As with the rest of the world, the Great Depression brought unemployment to the city, but this waned in the mid-1930s, and skyscrapers began to be built.
World War II brought protests against conscription and caused the Conscription Crisis of 1944. Montreal's population surpassed one million in the early 1950s. A new metro system was added, Montreal's harbour was expanded and the St. Lawrence Seaway was opened during this time. More skyscrapers were built along with museums. International status was cemented by Expo 67 and the 1976 Summer Olympics. A major league baseball team, called the Montreal Expos started playing in Montreal in 1969 but the team moved to Washington, DC to become the Washington Nationals in 2005.

Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Montreal

 

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