Saint-François River Article

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Saint-François River
Rivière Saint-François
Drummondville-bridge.jpg
A tree on the banks of the
Saint-François River in Drummondville
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Map of the Saint-François River watershed
Location
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie, Chaudière-Appalaches, Centre-du-Québec
Cities Sherbrooke, Drummondville
Physical characteristics
Source Lac Saint-François
 - location Lambton,
Estrie,
Quebec, Canada
 - coordinates 45°53′55″N 71°09′28″W / 45.89861°N 71.15778°W / 45.89861; -71.15778
 - elevation289 m (948 ft)
Mouth 
 - location
Pierreville,
Centre-du-Québec,
Quebec, Canada
 - coordinates
46°07′09″N 72°55′28″W / 46.11917°N 72.92444°W / 46.11917; -72.92444
SAINT-FRANçOIS RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

46°07′09″N 72°55′28″W / 46.11917°N 72.92444°W / 46.11917; -72.92444
Length218 km (135 mi)
Basin size10,230 km2 (3,950 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - location Lac Saint-Pierre
Discharge 
 - location Drummondville
 - average190 m3/s (6,700 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 - left Magog River

The Saint-François River is a river in the Canadian province of Quebec.

The Saint-François takes its source from Lake Saint-François in Chaudière-Appalaches, southeast of Thetford Mines. It flows southwest towards Sherbrooke, where it changes it course northwest towards Drummondville, and finally empties into the Saint Lawrence River near Pierreville.

About 15 kilometres (9 mi) upstream of the centre of Drummondville, a meander in the river forms a shape strongly resembling a profile drawing of a duck's head and neck, with an island marking the eye. The peninsula forming the "beak of the duck" is named accordingly, le Bec du Canard, and the road running along it is Rue du Bec-du-Canard. [1] [2] [3]

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