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Saint-Charles-Borromée Cathedral
Saint-Charles-Borromée Cathedral
Location within Joliette RCM.
Location within Joliette RCM.
Joliette is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: [1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Joliette
Constituted November 12, 1966
 • Mayor Louis-David Robillard
 • Federal riding Joliette
 • Prov. riding Joliette
 • City 23.60 km2 (9.11 sq mi)
 • Land 22.81 km2 (8.81 sq mi)
 • Metro[4] 109.03 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • City 19,621
 • Density 860.3/km2 (2,228/sq mi)
 • Metro[4] 46,932
 • Metro density 430.5/km2 (1,115/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 3.0%
 • Dwellings 9,919
Demonym(s) Joliettain, Joliettaine
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6E
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 131
Route 158
Route 343
Website .ca.qc.joliette.villewww

Joliette is a city in southwest Quebec, Canada. It is approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of Montreal, on the L'Assomption River and is the seat of the Regional County Municipality of Joliette. The city is home to the Joliette Art Museum, whose works of art include paintings, sculptures, paper artwork and a large collection of art from the French Middle Ages.

Joliette has 3 francophone high schools and 1 anglophone high school as well as the Joliette campus of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière.

It was founded as L'Industrie by businessman Barthélemy Joliette in 1823 and was incorporated as a city in 1863.

The city's economy is mainly in the manufacturing and service sectors. The largest gravel manufacturer in the area, Graybec, is located in Joliette and exploits a huge quarry just outside the city.

Joliette is the seat of the judicial district of Joliette.[5]


  • Local institutions 1
  • Diocese 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Local institutions

  • Collège Constituant de Joliette
  • École secondaire Thérèse-Martin
  • École secondaire Barthélemy-Joliette
  • Joliette High School
  • Académie Antoine-Manseau
  • École Primaire Les Mélèzes
  • École Primaire Saint-Pierre (Marie-Charlotte)


  • Diocèse de Joliette
  • Cathédrale Saint-Charles-Borromée de Joliette

See also


  1. ^ Commission de toponymie du QuébecReference number 125035 of the (French)
  2. ^ a b "Joliette". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b "Joliette census profile".  
  4. ^ a b "Joliette (Census agglomeration) census profile".  . The census agglomeration consists of Joliette, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Saint-Charles-Borromée, Saint-Paul. In the 2006 census, the census agglomeration had also included Saint-Pierre.
  5. ^ Territorial Division Act. Revised Statutes of Quebec D-11.

External links

  • Ville de Joliette
  • Diocèse de Joliette
  • "Diocese of Joliette".  

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