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Coat of arms of Sainte-Marie-Outre-l'Eau
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Calvados
Arrondissement Vire
Canton Saint-Sever-Calvados
Intercommunality Séverine
5.75 km2 (2.22 sq mi)
 • Density 14.09/km2 (36.49/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
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.

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.


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.


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.

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