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ID: 7013051
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Montreal (inhabited place)  Montreal (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 073 36 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -73.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Canada's second largest city; occupies about a third of Île de Montréal. The first French settlement here was Fort Ville Marie (1642-1674), with foundations under the site of the current PAC Musée. It was given its first civic charter by Louis XIV in 1644; it peacefully surrendered to British troops in 1760; it was brought under British N American empire 1763.

Names:
Montréal (preferred,C,V)
Montreal (C,V,English-P,U,N)
Fort Ville Marie (H,V)  ............ name of first French settlement here
Hochelaga (H,V)  ............ name of Amerindian village visited by Jacques Cartier 1535; natives vanished by 1603

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Quebec (province)  ............  Quebec (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Montréal, Île de (island)  ................  Montréal, Île de (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Montreal (inhabited place)  ....................  Montreal (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  chartered in 1644, on site of Amerindian village
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1833
port (C)
industrial center (C)
commercial center (C)
transportation center (C)
financial center (C)
educational center (C)
cultural center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Fort Ville Marie..........  [VP]
.............................  Banyasz, Montreal Underground, Archaeology Magazine (2009)
Hochelaga..........  [BHA, VP]
....................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
....................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985) II, 823
....................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Montréal..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:356-359
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 131
.................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Montreal..........  [FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
.................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985)
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIV, 356-359
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Cambridge Encyclopedia (1990)
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Canadian Encyclopedia (1985) II, 823
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIV, 356-359; 29:356-359
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 131
..................  USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Banyasz, Montreal Underground, Archaeology Magazine (2009)
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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