Facts About Joliette
Joliette was founded as L’Industrie by businessman Barthélemy Joliette in 1823.
Joliette was incorporated as a city in 1863.
Joliette is a mid-size city in the region of Quebec in Canada.
Joliette has 3 francophone high schools and 1 anglophone high school as well as the Joliette campus of the Cégep régional de Lanaudière.
Joliette is the seat of the judicial district of Joliette.
The Estimated Population of Joliette is 21 945.
Establishment of the Joliette diocese in 1904 confirmed the town as a regional service centre.
Latitude & Longitude of Joliette: 46°01’00.4″N & 73°26’56.9″W.
Notable people born in Joliette: Francine Racette, Charles Richard-Hamelin & Paul Tellier.
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.