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The population of Sunset is approximately 2,500 (2000), 2897 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 856 (1990), 1129 (2010).

The amount of land area in Sunset is 7.746 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.07 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sunset to Washington DC is 1055 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 56 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sunset is positioned 30.40 degrees north of the equator and 92.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Sunset location: 12 miles north of Lafayette just off Interstate 49

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Sunset history:

Sunset began as many of the towns of this era, as a railroad town. First it was the site of a railroad construction camp. It was incorporated in 1904. "Victor Hugo Sibille, the first mayor, was an innovative man who organized cotton gins, saw mills, lumber yards, syrup mills, and the first telephone company in the area. The Bank of Sunset, founded in 1906, is the oldest surviving business in the town.. During the "Great Depression", the Bank of Sunset was one of few in the U.S. that did not close, and it earned the title "Biggest Little Bank in the World". After boll weevils destroyed the cotton crops, production of sweet potatoes made Sunset the "Sweet Potato Capitol of the World." Sunset has all the advantages of small town life and is less that twenty minutes from the large city of Lafayette. It is twinned with St. Paul en Cornillon in France and there are regular exchanges of visits between members of the two communities. " (Taken from a city history page)
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Sunset attractions:

Celebration of Herbs and Gardens
Annual Festival held the first Saturday in May and sponsored by the Sunset Garden Club

At Christmas time, the town is called Village d'Ange because so many angels decorate the streets, thanks to the efforts of the ladies in the Sunset Garden Club.

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