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The population of Sorento is approximately 596 (1990), 498 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 251 (1990), 202 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sorento is 1.398 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sorento to Washington DC is 712 miles. The distance to the Illinois state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sorento is positioned 38.99 degrees north of the equator and 89.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Sorento location: in western Illinois, about one hour from St. Louis, Missouri. Here is a map page for Sorento.

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Sorento history:

Founders William and August Scharf named the town Sorento after a town in Florida of the same name. They planned to located their Sorento Coal Company here. The area was mainly settled by Scotch-Irish from the North Carolina area. It was first known as Pleasant Prairie from about 1828 until it was named Sorento in 1882. It was incorporated in 1885.
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Sorento attractions:

Ripson Bridge Fall Festival - held each year with food, crafts, music and fun!

Sorento Homecoming & Annual Church Service held in Late Summer.

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