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Hawaii County, Hawaii
Seal of Hawaii County, Hawaii
Map of Hawaii highlighting Hawaii County
Location in the state of Hawaii
Map of the U.S. highlighting Hawaii
Hawaii's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Hilo
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,087 sq mi (13,175 km²)
4,028 sq mi (10,432 km²)
1,059 sq mi (2,743 km²), ?%
 - (2000)
 - Density

36/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian: UTC-10

Hawaiʻi County is a county located in the U.S. state of HawaiʻiWp globe tiny.gif in the Hawaiian Islands. It is coterminous with the Island of HawaiʻiWp globe tiny.gif (sometimes called the Big Island). As of 2000 Census the population was 148,677. The county seat is Hilo. There are no incorporated cities in Hawaiʻi County (see Hawaiʻi CountiesWp globe tiny.gif).

Hawaiʻi County has a mayor-council form of municipal government. Executive authority is vested in the Mayor, elected by the voters on a non-partisan basis to a four-year term. Legislative authority is vested in the nine-member County Council, each of whose members represent a district. Members of the County Council are elected on a non-partisan basis to two-year terms.

The current Mayor of Hawaiʻi County is Harry Kim.

Geography[edit | edit source]

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

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Localities[edit | edit source]

Census-designated places[edit | edit source]

Unincorporated towns[edit | edit source]

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19°35′N 155°30′W / 19.583, -155.5

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