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Hawaii Counties

There five counties in Hawaiʻi. All the counties were created in 1905 from unorganized territory, seven years after the Territory of Hawaii was created.

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Hawaii County, Hawaii

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Hawaii County is a county located in the state of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. The county is coterminous with the Island of Hawaii, often called the "Big Island" to distinguish it from the state as a whole. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 185,079. Hawaii county was created in 1905. The county seat is Hilo. Hawaii is said to be named for Hawaiiloa, hero of the foundation myth of the native Hawaiian people.

 There are no incorporated cities in Hawaii County . The Hilo Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Hawaii County. Hawaii County has a mayor-council form of government. Hawaii County is the largest county in the state, in terms of geography.

Hawaii County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state they are located in (the other six counties are Arkansas County, Idaho County, Iowa County, New York County, Oklahoma County, and Utah County).

Etymology - Origin of Hawaii County Name

Hawaii is said to be named for Hawaiiloa, hero of the foundation myth of the native Hawaiian people.

Demographics:

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Hawaii County History

Hawaii County is a county located in the state of Hawaii in the Hawaiian Islands. It is coterminous with the Island of Hawaii (sometimes called the Big Island).

Geography: Land and Water

Hawaii County has a total area of 5,087 square miles (13,174 km2); 4,028 square miles (10,433 km2) of it is land and 1,059 square miles (2,742 km2) is water (mostly all off the ocean shoreline but counted in the total area by the US Census Bureau, making these numbers unreliable for most purposes).

 Hawaii county is located close to the center of Hawaii.          The county land area comprises 62.7 percent of the state land area. It is the highest percentage by any county in the United States.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Surrounding area: North Pacific Ocean
  • Maui County, Hawaii - northwest

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