Port-Margot, known for numerous rivers

The town of Borgne's other half in the Borgne Arrondissement located in the Nord Department is the municipality of Port-Margot. It is known for its numerous rivers, beautiful beaches, and mountainous geography. The municipality is composed of six sections, namely Bas-Petit, Bas-Quartier, Bras Gauche, Borgne Corail, Grande Plaine, and Haut Petit.


Port-Margot is home to about 37,000 Haitians who are mostly of Protestant faith. Most of them live a simple life, relying heavily on the municipality's many rivers for their livelihood. Rich vegetation is the most beneficial use of the rivers of Port-Margot, resulting to the heavy production cocoa and coffee. Historically, the municipality was Saint Dominque first French settlement. It is composed of several elementary schools and high schools, as well as a few health centres.

Transportation is under-developed but is worth the effort as Port-Margot is the location of some of the most captivating beaches in the country. The most popular in the municipality, Chouchou, is known for its white sand and vast coral reef that can be reached and appreciated by divers and enthusiasts about 10 to 15 meters from the surface of the water. Other beautiful beach spots to choose from in Port-Margot are Coco, Coup de Sable, and Pas Kannot.

Other activities that can be done in Port-Margot are family picnics at l'Ilet and camping at Morne Coplan. The coastal municipality also has its share of annual festivals. Every 20th of July, Port-Margot residents celebrate the feast of Saint Marguerite, in honor of the town's patron saint.

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Odet Pluviose says...

Thank you for this feature article about our beautiful town of Port-Margot.

Hopefully, it would help many discover this beautiful part of Haiti that offers a different aspect of Haiti today (nice vegetation, clean, friendly people and beautiful beaches}.

I also want to point out the correct name of the six sections which are: Bas-Quartier, Grande Plaine, Bas Petit-Borgne, Corail, Haut Petit Borgne, and Bras gauche.

Thank you

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