Gonzales is a city situated in Ascension Parish in Louisiana. This city is also known as the Jambalaya capital of the world and is popular for its Jambalaya festival. Gonzales is a part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. This city has one sister city which is designated by Sister Cities International. This sister city is Meylan in France.
As per the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.4 square miles of which 0.1 square miles is water, and 8.4 miles is land.
The population of the city was 8,156 as per the 2000 census. The population growth of the city increased to 10.58 percent in 2009, with population estimating to 9,130 people.
Gonzales gets 65 inches of rain and 0 inches of snowfall each year. The measurable precipitation is 108 days. The average sunny days are 222 each year. The month of July is high with 91 degrees and the month of January is lowest with 41 degrees. The US average comfort index is 44.
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