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Galliano, Louisiana
Galliano, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Galliano, Louisiana
Galliano, Louisiana
Location in Louisiana
Galliano, Louisiana is located in the United States
Galliano, Louisiana
Galliano, Louisiana
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Lafourche
 • Total 11.15 sq mi (28.88 km2)
 • Land 11.14 sq mi (28.86 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
3 ft (0.9 m)
 • Total 7,100
 • Density 637.11/sq mi (245.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 985
FIPS code 22-28065

Galliano is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) on the Bayou Lafourche in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 7,676. It is part of the HoumaBayou CaneThibodaux Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Galliano is located at 29°26′55″N 90°18′26″W / 29.44861°N 90.30722°W / 29.44861; -90.30722 (29.448539, -90.307274).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 7,100
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Galliano racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 5,448 76.73%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 142 2.0%
Native American 344 4.85%
Asian 66 0.93%
Other/Mixed 266 3.75%
Hispanic or Latino 834 11.75%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,100 people, 2,841 households, and 1,907 families residing in the CDP.


The area was named by the late postmaster, Mr. Alzec Autin, who chose the name Galliano in honor of an original settler in the area formerly known as Côte Cheramie. Signor Antoine Galliano settled in the vicinity of Galliano in the late 1700s and had a large farm and a citrus tree orchard. He came from the Kingdom of Two Sicilies in the vicinity of Naples, Italy, where he was in the service of the King of Spain.

A popular local legend is that his wife, Julia, had no last name and was related closely to the King of Spain. Antoine Galliano or Galiano (Spanish spelling) had fallen in love with a lady of noble birth – probably a princess, since he was in the King's Guard. He and his wife were sent to Louisiana (New Spain) and settled in the area known now as Galliano. His descendants still live in the area and the name Galliano is spelled in the Italian style; but some descendants spell it Galiano in the Spanish tradition.

The area was also the home of a large Acadian French or Cajun population, and Cajun French is a predominant language along with English.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Galliano has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Lafourche Parish Public Schools operates public schools. Galliano Elementary School is in the community. Residents south of 17982 West Main and East 120 are instead zoned to Golden Meadow Lower Elementary and Golden Meadow Upper Elementary.

Residents south of West 106 (Bully Camp Road) and East 74 are zoned to Golden Meadow Middle School while those north are zoned to Larose-Cut Off Middle School.

South Lafourche High School is also in Galliano CDP and serves all of the territory.

Lafourche Parish Library operates the South Lafourche Library in Galliano, which has a Cut Off postal address.

Notable people

  • Dick Guidry, former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
  • Hal Martin, stock car driver
  • Ed Orgeron, LSU football head coach
  • Teddy Roe, Chicago underworld figure
  • Alzina Toups, Cajun chef

See also

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