|Global city category.:||Beta Global Cities|
|City population.:||1,741,296 (2014) Rank: #57|
|Metro population.:||4,027,121 (2014)|
The island of Montreal is divided into 19 boroughs (arrondissements) and 15 "breakaway" municipalities. The boroughs are often further sub-divided into neighbourhoods. Below we list the most prominent ones:
There are four large universities in Montreal: two mostly anglophone and two almost completely francophone. All four offer a very wide range of degrees and programs, including – in addition to countless other disciplines – programs in architecture and urban planning. McGill University's School of Architecture is particularly well-known. Moshe Safdie, among many others, is one of its graduates.
Montreal is also reasonably popular with foreigners (especially Americans, but also Latin Americans and Asians) as a language study destination. Though the city is officially French-speaking, English is both widely spoken and widely taught.