Oceana County, Michigan

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Oceana County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the population was 26,873. The county seat is Hart[1]. Oceana County is thought to be named for Lake Michigan, a freshwater "ocean."[2] However, there is an opposing viewpoint which holds that it was named for the book Oceana, written by James Harrington in 1656.[3] See List of Michigan county name etymologies.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,307 square miles (3,384 km²), of which, 540 square miles (1,400 km²) of it is land and 766 square miles (1,985 km²) of it (58.64%) is water. Oceana County is famous as the "Asparagus Capital of the World" for its high production of asparagus. The annual Asparagus festival includes a parade and crowning of the Asparagus Queen. This is a source of great pride for those who are so crowned.

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