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Sun, Louisiana

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The location of Sun

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sun ...

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

The next largest community is Kenner. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Sun and has a population of 66,700 people.

For comparison, Sun has a population of 500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Amite City   [Map]   4,465   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Bogalusa   [Map]   11,738   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Covington   [Map]   10,463   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Slidell   [Map]   27,711   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Bay Saint Louis (MS)   [Map]   13,515   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Columbia (MS)   [Map]   5,941   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Diamondhead (MS)   [Map]   ---   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Long Beach (MS)   [Map]   15,824   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pass Christian (MS)   [Map]   6,075   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Picayune (MS)   [Map]   11,008   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waveland (MS)   [Map]   6,322   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Wiggins (MS)   [Map]   4,595   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Abita Springs   [Map]   2,584   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Angie   [Map]   247   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Browns Village   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bush   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Enon   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Folsom   [Map]   855   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Franklinton   [Map]   3,770   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hickory   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lacombe   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Madisonville   [Map]   835   SW   23 miles [37 km]
Northwood Village   [Map]   ---   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Pearl River   [Map]   2,606   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Benedict   [Map]   ---   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Talisheek   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Varnado   [Map]   333   N   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Saint Tammany Parish ...

Sun is located in Saint Tammany Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Tammany Parish: Jefferson, Orleans, Tangipahoa, Washington, Hancock (MS) & Pearl River (MS). Lake Pontchartrain lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sun ...

Looking for more information about Sun? 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 Sun, 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 Sun.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sun. 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 Sun. 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
    Sun Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sun

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 Sun ...

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 Sun.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Sun. 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 Sun.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Sun.

Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
272 miles [437.7 km] miles to the northeast of Sun.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Sun.

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the east southeast of Sun.

Hattiesburg Muni.  (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
57 miles [91.7 km] miles to the northeast of Sun.

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.  (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
65 miles [104.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Sun.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
74 miles [119.1 km] miles to the west of Sun.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the south southwest of Sun.

Mobile Rgnl.  (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
98 miles [157.7 km] miles to the east of Sun.

General Aviation Airports

George R. Carr Meml. Air Fld. (FAA ID: BXA)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the north northeast of Sun.

St. Tammany Rgnl. (FAA ID: L31)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the south southwest of Sun.

Picayune Muni. (FAA ID: MJD)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the southeast of Sun.

Slidell Airport (ICAO: KASD)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the south southeast of Sun.

Poplarville Airport (FAA ID: M13)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the east northeast of Sun.

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west southwest of Sun.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west southwest of Sun.

Stennis Intl. (ICAO: KHSA)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the southeast of Sun.

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]

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)    [Map]

Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Slidell Airport   (ICAO: KASD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

McComb / Pike Co. Airport   (MCB/KMCB)    [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]

Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional 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]

Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)    [Map]

Website for Mobile Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Tammany 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 Sun.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Sun) 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 Sun. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6500, Longitude: -89.9058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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