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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Italian Swiss Colony.

This page contains six sections:

Around Italian Swiss Colony ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Fresno. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the southeast of Italian Swiss Colony. Fresno has a population of 527,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Clovis. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the east of Italian Swiss Colony and has a population of 110,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Atwater   [Map]   29,397   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chowchilla   [Map]   18,558   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Dinuba   [Map]   24,034   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Hanford   [Map]   56,499   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Kerman   [Map]   14,932   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Kingsburg   [Map]   12,002   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Lemoore   [Map]   26,355   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Livingston   [Map]   14,140   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Los Banos   [Map]   39,183   W   41 miles [66 km]
Madera   [Map]   65,508   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Merced   [Map]   83,081   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Parlier   [Map]   15,250   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Reedley   [Map]   25,620   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sanger   [Map]   25,161   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Selma   [Map]   24,782   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Barstow   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Berenda   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Biola   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Floyd   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Herndon   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Highway City   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
La Vina   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Madera Acres   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Parksdale   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Parkwood   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pinedale   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Pratton   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Raco   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rolinda   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Italian Swiss Colony, please visit our County-by-County Page for Italian Swiss Colony.

Madera County ...

Italian Swiss Colony is located in Madera County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madera County: Fresno, Mariposa, Merced & Mono. The eastern boundary of the county is defined by the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Italian Swiss Colony ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Italian Swiss Colony.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Italian Swiss Colony.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Italian Swiss Colony. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Italian Swiss Colony. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of California

    California Tourism
    Parks for California

    Fishing in California
    Hunting in California


National Park Service (NPS) sites in California

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in California

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in California

Airports Near Italian Swiss Colony ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Italian Swiss Colony.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madera Muni.(ICAO: KMAE)   [Map]   MAE   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chowchilla Airport   [Map]   2O6   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mendota Airport   [Map]   M90   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Firebaugh Airport   [Map]   F34   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fresno Chandler Exec.(FCH/KFCH)   [Map]   FCH   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Merced Muni. (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]   MCE   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Italian Swiss Colony.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Italian Swiss Colony. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fresno Yosemite Intl. (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]   FAT   ESE   23 miles [37 km]
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl. (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]   SJC   WNW   104 miles [167.4 km]
San Luis County Rgnl. (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]   SBP   SSW   120 miles [193.1 km]
Metro Oakland Intl. (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]   OAK   WNW   128 miles [206 km]
San Francisco Intl. (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]   SFO   WNW   133 miles [214 km]
Sacramento Intl. (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]   SMF   NNW   146 miles [235 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Merced Muni. (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]   MCE   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Visalia Muni. (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]   VIS   SE   57 miles [91.7 km]
Modesto City - Co. Airport (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]   MOD   NW   66 miles [106.2 km]
Mammoth Yosemite Airport (ICAO: KMMH)   [Map]   MMH   NE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Stockton Metro Airport (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]   SCK   NW   90 miles [144.8 km]
Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]   MRY   WSW   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Madera Muni.(ICAO: KMAE)   [Map]   MAE   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chowchilla Airport   [Map]   2O6   NNW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mendota Airport   [Map]   M90   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Firebaugh Airport   [Map]   F34   WSW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Fresno Chandler Exec.(FCH/KFCH)   [Map]   FCH   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Fresno Yosemite Intl.   (FAT/KFAT)   [Map]
        Website for Fresno Yosemite International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Intl.   (SJC/KSJC)   [Map]
        Website for Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Stockton Metro Airport   (SCK/KSCK)   [Map]
        Website for Stockton Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monterey Peninsula Airport   (MRY/KMRY)   [Map]
        Website for Monterey Peninsula Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Meadows Fld.   (BFL/KBFL)   [Map]
        Website for Meadows Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madera Muni.   (ICAO: KMAE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fresno Chandler Exec.   (FCH/KFCH)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Luis County Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSBP)   [Map]
        Website for San Luis County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Castle Airport   (ICAO: KMER)   [Map]
        Website for Castle Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Metro Oakland Intl.   (OAK/KOAK)   [Map]
        Website for Metropolitan Oakland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
San Francisco Intl.   (SFO/KSFO)   [Map]
        Website for San Francisco International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sacramento Intl.   (SMF/KSMF)   [Map]
        Website for Sacramento International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Merced Muni.   (MCE/KMCE)   [Map]
        Website for Merced Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Visalia Muni.   (VIS/KVIS)   [Map]
        Website for Visalia Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Modesto City - Co. Airport   (MOD/KMOD)   [Map]
        Website for Modesto City - County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mammoth Yosemite Airport   (ICAO: KMMH)   [Map]
        Website for Mammoth Yosemite Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Italian Swiss Colony.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Italian Swiss Colony. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Italian Swiss Colony) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Italian Swiss Colony. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9311, Longitude: -120.1066     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Italian Swiss Colony have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Italian Swiss Colony), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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