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The Island of Montreal (in French, île de Montréal), in extreme southwestern Quebec, Canada, is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. It is separated from Île Jésus (Laval) by the Rivière des Prairies. Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... TheSaint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... This is about the river in Canada. ... Motto: Unité, progrès, grandeur(French) Unity, Progress, Greatness City of Laval Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded Established 1965 Government  - City Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt (since 1989) Area  - City 247. ... Motto: Unité, progrès, grandeur(French) Unity, Progress, Greatness City of Laval Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded Established 1965 Government  - City Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt (since 1989) Area  - City 247. ... Dusk over ÃŽle de la Visitation and the Pont Papineau-Leblanc, Rivière des Prairies The Rivière des Prairies (sometimes called the Back River in English) is a channel of the Ottawa River in southwestern Quebec, Canada. ...

The island in winter, as seen from space.

The island is boomerang-shaped (one end pointing roughly west, the other roughly north). It is the largest island in the Hochelaga Archipelago, and in fact in the entire Saint Lawrence River only Anticosti Island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence is larger. Download high resolution version (639x639, 191 KB)Montreal, Canada - February 1994 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Montreal Categories: NASA images ... Download high resolution version (639x639, 191 KB)Montreal, Canada - February 1994 image description here File links The following pages link to this file: Montreal Categories: NASA images ... The Hochelaga Archipelago, also known as the Montreal Islands, is a group of 234 islands at the confluence of the St. ... TheSaint Lawrence River (In French: fleuve Saint-Laurent) is a large west-to-east flowing river in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. ... Anticosti - Landsat photo Anticosti Island (French, lÎle dAnticosti) is a rocky, forest covered island at the outlet of the Saint Lawrence River into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, in Quebec, Canada, between 49° and 50° N., and between 61° 40 and 64° 30 W.. It is separated on... Bathymetry of the Gulf, with the Laurentian Channel visible Gulf of Saint Lawrence (French: golfe du Saint-Laurent), the worlds largest estuary, is the outlet of North Americas Great Lakes via the Saint Lawrence River into the Atlantic Ocean. ...


The St. Lawrence widens into Lake Saint-Louis south-west of the island, narrows into the Lachine Rapids, then widens again into the Bassin de La Prairie before becoming the St. Lawrence again and flowing toward Quebec City. Saint Helen's Island and Île Notre-Dame are in the Saint Lawrence southeast of downtown Montreal. Location map of Lake St-Louis. ... The Lachine Rapids are a series of rapids on the Saint Lawrence River, between the Island of Montreal and the south shore. ... Motto: « Don de Dieu feray valoir Â» (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Québec Official logo Provincial region Province Country Capitale-Nationale Québec Canada Gentilé Québécois, Québécoise Mayor Jean-Paul LAllier 1989-Dec. ... Man, a sculpture by Alexander Calder, on Saint Helens Island Saint Helens Island (French ÃŽle Sainte-Hélène [1]) (, ) is an island in the Saint Lawrence River, in the territory of the city of Montreal. ... ÃŽle Notre-Dame is an artificial island built from earth excavated for the Montreal metro in 1965. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ...


The Ottawa widens and becomes Lac des Deux-Montagnes north-west of the island. The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Canal, between the western tip of the island and Île Perrot, connects Lac des Deux-Montagnes and Lake Saint-Louis. Another outlet of Lac des Deux-Montagnes, the Rivière des Prairies, flows along the north shore of the island and into the St. Lawrence at the northeastern tip of the island. The Lac des Deux-Montagnes is part of the delta widening of the Ottawa River in Quebec, Canada, where it feeds into the Saint Lawrence River, through this lake to the northest, or neighbouring Lac Saint-Louis, which takes the St Lawrence south of the Island of Montreal. ... ÃŽle Perrot is an island west to the island of Montreal in the province of Quebec. ... Dusk over ÃŽle de la Visitation and the Pont Papineau-Leblanc, Rivière des Prairies The Rivière des Prairies (sometimes called the Back River in English) is a channel of the Ottawa River in southwestern Quebec, Canada. ...


The island is approximately 50 km long and 16 km wide at its widest point and has a total area of 499 km² [1]. It has 266.6 km of shoreline. At its centre are the three peaks of Mount Royal. The south-west of the island is separated by the Lachine Canal between Lachine and Montreal's Old Port; this portion of the island is partially divided further by the Canal de l'Aqueduc, running roughly parallel to the Lachine Canal, beginning in the borough of LaSalle and continuing between the boroughs of Le Sud-Ouest and Verdun. Beaver Lake (Lac des castors), on the top of the Mount Royal Mount Royal (French: Mont Royal) ( ) is a mountain on the Island of Montreal, immediately north of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the city to which it gave its name. ... The Lachine Canal in 1920 The Lachine Canal (Canal de Lachine in French) is a canal passing through the southwestern part of the Island of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, through the boroughs of Lachine and Le Sud-Ouest on land originally granted by the King of France to the Sulpician Order. ... Lachine is a former city on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. ... Old Port of Montreal Old Port of Montreal Stretching for over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River, the Old Port Of Montreal has been the social, economic and cultural soul of Montreal ever since early French fur traders used it as a trading post in 1611. ... LaSalle is a borough of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Le Sud-Ouest is a borough of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... Verdun is a borough of the City of Montreal, situated along the St. ...


The island of Montreal is the major component of the territory of the city of Montreal, along with Île Bizard, Île Dorval, Saint Helen's Island, Île Notre-Dame, Nuns' Island, and some 69 smaller islands. With a population of 1,861,900 inhabitants (25% of the population of Quebec), it is by far the most populous island in Canada, and the 6th most populous island of the Americas. It is ranked the 37th most populated island on Earth, outranking Manhattan Island in New York City. Montreal and the other municipalities on the island are part of the administrative region of Montréal (region). Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... LÃŽle-Dorval is a former municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in Lac Saint-Louis off of the Island of Montreal. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² - Water... This is a list of Canadian islands listed by population. ... This is a list of islands in the world ordered by population. ... World map showing the Americas CIA political map of the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America[1] and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... Manhattan is a borough of New York City, USA, coterminous with New York County. ... This is a list of Quebec regions. ... Montréal (06) is one of the administrative regions of Quebec, Canada. ...


The crossings which connect the island to its surroundings are some of the busiest bridges in the country and the world. The Champlain Bridge and the Jacques Cartier Bridge together handle 95 million vehicles a year[citation needed], a volume greater than all of Toronto's and Vancouver's bridges combined[citation needed]. See the list of bridges in Montreal. The Champlain Bridge (French: Pont Champlain) is a steel truss cantilever bridge with approach viaducts constructed of prestressed concrete beams supporting a prestressed concrete deck paved with asphalt. ... View from the bridge The Jacques Cartier Bridge (French: pont Jacques-Cartier) is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. ... Vancouver (pronounced: ) is a city in south-western British Columbia, Canada. ... This is a list of bridges and other fixed links serving Montreal, on the Island of Montreal, proceeding counter-clockwise around the island from the southwest, with the year they were opened. ...


Name

The first French name for the island was "l'ille de Vilmenon," noted by Samuel de Champlain in a 1616 map, and derived from the sieur de Vilmenon, a patron of the founders of Quebec at the court of Louis XIII. However, by 1632 Champlain referred to the "Isle de Mont-real" in another map. The island derived its name from Mount Royal (French Mont Royal, then pronounced IPA: [mõrwɛjal]), and gradually spread its name to the town, which had originally been called Ville-Marie. A much-reproduced fictional portrait of Champlain by Théophile Hamel (1870) (no authentic portrait has survived)[1]) Samuel de Champlain, the father of New France, was born around 1580 in the town of Brouage, a seaport on Frances west coast. ... Year 1616 (MDCXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Louis XIII (September 27, 1601 – May 14, 1643), called the Just (French: le Juste), was King of France from 1610 to 1643. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ...


In the Mohawk language, the island is called Tiohtià:ke Tsi (a name referring to the Lachine Rapids to the island's southwest) or Ka-wé-no-te. Mohawk is a Native American language spoken in the United States and Canada. ... The Lachine Rapids are a series of rapids on the Saint Lawrence River, between the Island of Montreal and the south shore. ...


Municipalities

References

  1. ^ Information about Montreal, Quebec accessed October 19, 2006

Coordinates: 45°30′N, 73°40′W Baie-dUrfé within the Island of Montreal. ... Beaconsfield within the Island of Montreal. ... Côte Saint-Luc within the Island of Montreal. ... Dollard-des-Ormeaux within the Island of Montreal. ... Dorval is a former city in southwestern Quebec, Canada in the western part of the Island of Montreal; pop. ... Hampstead is a former town in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the Island of Montreal; pop. ... Kirkland within the Island of Montreal. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Montreal East within the Island of Montreal. ... Montreal West within the Island of Montreal. ... Mount Royal within the Island of Montreal. ... Pierrefonds is a district of the city of Montreal, Canada, located along the Rivière des Prairies. ... Pointe-Claire within the Island of Montreal. ... Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue within the Island of Montreal. ... Senneville is a former municipality on the western tip of the Island of Montreal. ... Westmount is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the Island of Montreal, an enclave of the city of Montreal; pop. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Island of Montreal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (486 words)
Saint Helen's Island and Ile Notre-Dame are in the Saint Lawrence southeast of downtown Montreal.
The south-west of the island is separated by the Lachine Canal between Lachine and Montreal's Old Port; this portion of the island is partially divided further by the Canal de l'Aqueduc, running roughly parallel to the Lachine Canal, beginning in the borough of LaSalle and continuing between the boroughs of Le Sud-Ouest and Verdun.
The island of Montreal is the major component of the territory of the city of Montreal, along with Île Bizard, Île Dorval, Saint Helen's Island, Île Notre-Dame, Nuns' Island, and some 69 smaller islands.
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