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Sunset, Louisiana

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The location of Sunset

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sunset ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lafayette. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the south of Sunset. Lafayette has a population of 126,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is New Iberia. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Sunset and has a population of 29,100 people.

For comparison, Sunset has a population of 2,900 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 Sunset and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Abbeville   [Map]   12,151   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Jennings   [Map]   9,940   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Martinville   [Map]   5,903   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ville Platte   [Map]   7,071   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Arnaudville   [Map]   1,054   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Branch   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cankton   [Map]   499   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Cecilia   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,443   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Duson   [Map]   1,766   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grand Coteau   [Map]   919   NE   Less than 2 miles
Higginbotham   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lawtell   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Leonville   [Map]   1,102   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Port Barre   [Map]   2,120   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Portage   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Stekey   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Washington   [Map]   929   N   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Saint Landry Parish ...

Sunset is located in Saint Landry Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Landry Parish: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee & Saint Martin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunset ...

Looking for more information about Sunset? 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 Sunset, 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 Sunset.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sunset

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 Sunset ...

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 Sunset.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
111 miles [178.6 km] miles to the east southeast of Sunset.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
197 miles [317 km] miles to the west of Sunset.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
199 miles [320.3 km] miles to the west southwest of Sunset.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the south southeast of Sunset.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the south southeast of Sunset.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the south of Sunset.

General Aviation Airports

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the north of Sunset.

Eunice Airport (FAA ID: 4R7)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the west of Sunset.

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the northeast of Sunset.

Mamou Muni.   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the northwest of Sunset.

Le Gros Meml. (FAA ID: 3R2)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the southwest of Sunset.

Jennings Airport (FAA ID: 3R7)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the west southwest of Sunset.

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the north northwest of Sunset.

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the east northeast of Sunset.

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]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles Regional 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]

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

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]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana 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]

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

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International 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 Sunset. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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 Sunset.

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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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset) 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 Sunset. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4083, Longitude: -92.0640     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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