Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau

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Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Saint-Sever-Calvados
Intercommunality Séverine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Gilles
Area1 5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 81
 • Density 14.09/km2 (36.49/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 14619 /14380
Elevation 46–192 m (151–630 ft)
(avg. 65 m or 213 ft)

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.

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.