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.

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Geography

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

History

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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