Named in honour of the city of Montréal, Canada. Host for the IAU General Assembly in 1979, Montréal has combined the best of English and French cultures since its founding in 1642. The city has a rich astronomical tradition, as can be seen in several outdoor works of art that emphasize the city's connection to the stars.
Name proposed and citation prepared by David H. Levy.
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid
Ref: MPC 42356