< ">Montreal is a city in southern Quebec province on the Saint Lawrence River; the largest city in Quebec and 2nd largest in Canada; the 2nd largest French-speaking city in the world, is a major Canadian city. With a population of 1,812,723 people approximately, it is the largest city in the province of Quebec, of which it constitutes an administrative region. 3,607,000 people live in its metropolitan area (Statistics Canada 2004 estimate), making it Canada's second most populous city after Toronto. If you decide to stay longer, chances are this wonderful city and its culture will gradually permeate your very being. Montreal has much to offer culturally. It is voted among the top ten cities in the world to live in.