Demographic Information about Montreal
Montreal is the second largest city of Canada which houses almost half of the population of the province of Quebec. This metropolis city is also known as the most populous city of Canada since more than one and a half century. It is also referred as cultural capital of Canada as it has centers of French language radio and TV production, film, theater, print media and multimedia centers of Canada. Its neighboring city Quartier Latin is crowded with cafes which are the center of musical and literary activities.
The local culture of Montreal is supported by the cultural activities of many communities. Information about Montreal’s population, transport, education and culture is provided in this write up for your consideration…
According to census reports submitted in 2011 population of proper Montreal city was 1,649,519, whereas that of Montreal metropolitan area was 3,824,221, which was almost 5.2% more than the metropolitan population in 2006.
During 2012-13 the growth rate of the population of Montreal was recorded as 1.135% as compared to 1.533% of the whole Canada. Reports published about future prospects regarding population of this city stated that by 2030 in metropolitan area it is expected up to 5,275,000 whereas in the city proper it can be up to 1,722,000.
The democratic culture in Montreal has provided a permanent municipal transport facility to its residents. The subway lines also known as Metro and bus services in the city allow people to travel all over the city at much low cost as compared to various other large cities of Canada.
Four lines of Metro running under the city, every station of which is designed and decorated in different style, allow you to go up to the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Longueuil.
Public transport in Montreal city is available since 1847 in the form of buses mounted on sleighs. In 1868, during winter these sleigh mounted buses were replaces with rail cars. The entire system was electrified in 1894 and horse car services were withdrawn completely. Montreal-Dorval handles domestic as well as international airports of Montreal including its charter, commercial and cargo flights.
Throughout the province of Quebec, Roman Catholic and Protestant, a dual school education system supported by public treasury, is available for the students. These institutions rigidly follow religion or French or English language is used for instructing students. In terms of higher education Montreal is among the out standing cities of Canada since nineteenth century when in 1821 McGill University was established.
In 1974 Loyola College and Sir George Williams University merged to become Concordia University where education is offered only in English language. For French population of The University of Montreal and the University of Quebec are available in this city.
Being a North American city, the culture of Montreal characterizes the cultures of many cultural communities of the continent such as long lasting tradition of rock and jazz music, infrequent experimentation in theater and visual arts along with dance and music and traditional demonstration of high culture.
Moreover the combination of English and French traditions has also popularized Montreal throughout the world as a center of eminent cultures. Social, cultural events and festivals in Montreal also depict a distinguished cultural image of this city.