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Montréal (region)

Administrative region
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
 • Land 498 km2 (192 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,958,257
 • Density 3,930.8/km2 (10,181/sq mi)
Demonym Montréalais(e)/Montrealer
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code H
Area code 514 and 438

Montréal (06) is one of the administrative regions of Quebec, Canada.

It is also a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) and a census division (CD), for both of which its geographical code is 66.

It consists of the 2002–2005 territory of the city of Montreal, and is coextensive with the Urban Agglomeration of Montreal (French: Agglomération de Montréal). Following merger of all the municipalities of the agglomeration into one on January 1, 2002, sixteen of its municipalities were reconstituted on January 1, 2006. The urban agglomeration is governed by the Montreal Agglomeration Council (French: Conseil d'agglomération de Montréal). Prior to the merger of the municipalities in Region 06 in 2002, the administrative region was co-extensive with the Montreal Urban Community.

Located in the southern part of the province, the territory includes several of the islands of the Hochelaga Archipelago in the Saint Lawrence River, including the Island of Montreal, Nuns' Island (Île des Sœurs), Île Bizard, Saint Helen's Island (Île Sainte-Hélène), Île Notre-Dame, Dorval Island (Île Dorval), and several others.

The region is the second-smallest (499.19 km², or 192.74 sq mi) and most populous (1,854,442 at 2006 census) of Quebec's seventeen administrative regions.

Montreal Agglomeration Council

The executive of the urban agglomeration is the agglomeration council. The weighting of votes for the council breaks down to 87% for the City of Montreal, and 13% for the other municipalities of the Island of Montreal.[2]





External links

  • Portail régional de Montréal (official website)
  • Montréal region Statistics Canada

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