Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau

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Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau

Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is located in France
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Administration
Country France
Region Lower Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Saint-Sever-Calvados
Intercommunality Séverine
Mayor Joël Gilles
(2008–2014)
Statistics
Elevation 46–192 m (151–630 ft)
(avg. 65 m/213 ft)
Land area1 5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population2 81  (1999)
 - Density 14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 14619/ 14380
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 48°56′11″N 1°01′22″W / 48.93639°N 1.02278°W / 48.93639; -1.02278

Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is a commune. It is found in the region Basse-Normandie in the Calvados department in the northwest of France.

The name translates to Saint Mary beyond the Water.

History[change | change source]

The village is small today. In the early 20th century and before it was a group of farms. Till few years ago, there was no road connecting the village to Pont-Farcy. So it would have been quite isolated.

Geography[change | change source]

The village is located 1 Kilometre from Pont-Farcy. It is located along the D307 Road. The village is a collection of farm houses. It also has a church. The total population is just 81. However this probably includes the neighbouring farms as well. Other nearby settlements are Pont-Bellanger and Beaumesnil. The nearest large towns are Villedieu-les-Poeles and Vire.

The village is located close to the Calvados tourist spot Grotte de Bion.