Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau

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Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
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Coat of arms of Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Coat of arms
Location of Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is located in France
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau is located in Normandy
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Coordinates: 48°56′11″N 1°01′22″W / 48.93639°N 1.02278°W / 48.93639; -1.02278Coordinates: 48°56′11″N 1°01′22″W / 48.93639°N 1.02278°W / 48.93639; -1.02278
CountryFrance
RegionNormandy
DepartmentCalvados
ArrondissementVire
CantonSaint-Sever-Calvados
IntercommunalitySéverine
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Gilles
Area
1
5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
Population
 (1999)
81
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
14619 /14380
Elevation46–192 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.

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

The name translates to Saint Mary beyond the Water.

History[change | change source]

The village is small today. Up to the early 20th century it was a group of farms. Until a few years ago, there was no road connecting the village to Pont-Farcy. So, it was very isolated.

Geography[change | change source]

The village is 1 kilometer from Pont-Farcy. It is 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 close to the Calvados tourist spot Grotte de Bion.