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Sorrento, Louisiana

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The location of Sorrento

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sorrento.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sorrento ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of Sorrento. New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Baton Rouge. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the northwest of Sorrento and has a population of 222,000 people.

For comparison, Sorrento has a population of 1,700 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 from Sorrento and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Covington   [Map]   10,463   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   S   42 miles [67.6 km]
Kenner   [Map]   66,657   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Aben   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brignac   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Brittany   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Burnside   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Chatman Town   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cornerview   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Darrow   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Duplessis   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dutch Town   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Galvez   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Geismar   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lake   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Saint Amant   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
Summerfield   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Weber City   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]

For more communities neighboring Sorrento, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Sorrento.

Ascension Parish ...

Sorrento is located in Ascension Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Ascension Parish: Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston & Saint James.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sorrento ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sorrento.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sorrento ...

Looking for more information about Sorrento? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sorrento, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sorrento.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sorrento. 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 Sorrento. 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, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Louisiana Statewide Tourism
    Sorrento Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sorrento

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

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

Airports Near Sorrento ...

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 better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Sorrento.

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

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sorrento.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Sorrento.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
266 miles [428.1 km] miles to the west of Sorrento.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
267 miles [429.7 km] miles to the west of Sorrento.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the northwest of Sorrento.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Sorrento.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
44 miles [70.8 km] miles to the south southeast of Sorrento.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
61 miles [98.2 km] miles to the west of Sorrento.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the west of Sorrento.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
74 miles [119.1 km] miles to the west of Sorrento.

General Aviation Airports

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the west of Sorrento.

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the east southeast of Sorrento.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the south of Sorrento.

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the northeast of Sorrento.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the northeast of Sorrento.

Additional Airport Information

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

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Harry P. Williams Meml.   (ICAO: KPTN)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Ascension Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sorrento. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ascension Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sorrento) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sorrento. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sorrento

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sorrento. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1856, Longitude: -90.8654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sorrento have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sorrento), 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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<4>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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