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Little Sainte-Marguerite River
Native name Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
MRC Bellechasse Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Forest stream
265 metres (869 ft)
River mouth Rivière du Sud (Montmagny)
122 metres (400 ft)
Length 11.0 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Basin features
Progression Rivière du Sud (Montmagny), St. Lawrence River
  • Left:
  • Right:
    (upstream) Branche Rémillard

The Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite (in English: Little Sainte-Marguerite River) crosses the municipalities of Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud (MRC of Montmagny Regional County Municipality) and Saint-Raphaël (MRC de Bellechasse Regional County Municipality), in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in Quebec, in Canada.

The "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" is a tributary of the north bank of the rivière du Sud (Montmagny) which flows nord-west, then north-east to the south bank of St. Lawrence River.


The "Little Sainte-Marguerite river" has its source in a mountainous area in the municipality of Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, located in the Notre Dame Mountains.

From its source, the "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" flows in a forest zone over 11.0 kilometres (6.8 mi) with a drop of 143 metres (469 ft), according to the following segments:

  • 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) towards the north-west;
  • 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) south-west, then north-west;
  • 1.0 kilometre (0.62 mi) towards the south-west, to the confluence of a stream coming from the south-east;
  • 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) south-west, up to a forest road;
  • 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) towards the southwest, until its confluence.

The "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" empties on the north shore of the rivière du Sud (Montmagny) between two series of falls and downstream of the Saint-Raphaël.


The toponym "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" was made official on July 10, 1969 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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