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Island of Montreal

The Island of Montreal, in extreme southwestern Quebec, Canada, is located at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. It is separated from Île Jésus (Laval) by the Rivière des Prairies[?]. The island is boomerang-shaped, and its western end, with Île-Perrot, divides Lac des Deux-Montagnes[?] and Lac Saint-Louis. Near the centre of the island are the three peaks of Mount Royal.

The island is approximately 50 km long and 16 km wide at its widest point. It has 266,6 km of coastline.

The island of Montreal is the major component of the territory of the city of Montreal, along with Île-Bizard[?], Île-Dorval, Île Sainte-Hélène, Île Notre-Dame, Île des Soeurs, and some 69 smaller islands. The island formerly contained 26 municipalities, all of which were merged into the City of Montreal on January 1, 2002.

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