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Assumption Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameAssumption Parish
Largest cityPierre Part
US Area
Total Area365 sq mi (945.4 km2)
Land Area339 sq mi (878 km2)
Water Area26 sq mi (67.3 km2)
Population23388 (2000)
Density26.6/km2 (69/sq mi)
Named forAssumption Roman Catholic Church
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Assumption Parish ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana, and was formed in 1807 as an original parish of the Louisiana Territory. Its parish seat is Napoleonville. In 2000, its population was 23,388. Assumption is one of the 22 Acadiana parishes. Its major product is sugarcane. In proportion to its area, Assumption Parish produces the most sugar of any parish of Louisiana.

Assumption Parish is part of the Pierre Part Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge - Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

Assumption Parish is represented in the Louisiana House of Representatives by Joe Harrison (Republican), Karen Gaudet St. Germain (Democrat), and Elton Aubert (Democrat).

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