Montreal is the second largest city in Canada and also the second largest French speaking city after Paris. About 60% of the population speak both English and French.
The Montreal metropolitan area has a remarkably dynamic economy. Evolving from a traditional manufacturing-based economy, it has successfully become a very diversified economy that is based on knowledge, know-how, creation, and innovation.
Today, the Montreal metropolitan area is Canada's major high-tech centre as well as being a North American hub of activity for university research. In addition to being known for its creativity and its dynamic culture, it is a major tourist destination. With its 3.4 million inhabitants, Montreal is a cosmopolitan, lively and vibrant city that offers outstanding quality of life and where living costs are among the lowest in the world.
The City of Busan and the City of Montreal signed the establishment of sisterhood relationship on September 19. 2000.