Gonzales is a city in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 8,156 at the 2000 census. It has been called the "jambalaya capital of the world" and is famous for its annual Jambalaya Festival. Gonzales is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
State Representative Eddie J. Lambert from Ascension Parish practices law in Gonzales.So does State Senator Jody Amedee, who represents Ascenion, Livingston, St. James, and St. John the Baptist parishes.
Gonzales is located at 30°13′38″N 90°55′11″W / 30.22722°N 90.91972°W / 30.22722; -90.91972 (30.227128, -90.919771).