Gallia County, Ohio

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Gallia County (pronunciation: GAL-yuh) is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 31,069. Its county seat is Gallipolis.[2] Its name is the Latin word for "France", so called because many immigrants from that country settled here.[3]

Gallia County is part of the Point Pleasant, WV-OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 471 square miles (1,219.9 km2). 469 square miles (1,214.7 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.50%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area


Gallia County was formed on March 25, 1803 from portions of Adams and Washington counties. Its name is derived from the Latin word for "France."[citation needed]

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