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Saint-Charles-Borromée Cathedral
Saint-Charles-Borromée Cathedral
Location within Joliette RCM.
Location within Joliette RCM.
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM Joliette
Constituted November 12, 1966
 • City 23.60 km2 (9.11 sq mi)
 • Land 22.81 km2 (8.81 sq mi)
 • Metro
109.03 km2 (42.10 sq mi)
 • City 19,621
 • Density 860.3/km2 (2,228/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density 430.5/km2 (1,115/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 3.0%
 • Dwellings
Demonym(s) Joliettain, Joliettaine
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 131
Route 158
Route 343

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.

Local institutions


  • Cégep régional de Lanaudière à Joliette [fr] - Collège Constituant de Joliette

Commission scolaire des Samares operates Francophone public schools;

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

Anglophone schools are operated by the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board:

  • Joliette High School


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