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Hawaii Island Fact Sheet

Population: 171,191

 

Area: 4,028 sq. miles

 

Known for: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Maunakea, Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona), Hilo, manta ray diving

 

Capital City: Hilo

 

Major Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kona on the west or Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Hilo on the east.

 

Resort Areas on Hawaii Island: Major resort destinations include the Kohala Coast area, Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) and Keauhou (both in Kona). There are also hotels and accommodations in Hilo and Puna on the east side.

 

Climate: Average temperature: 75˚ - 85˚ F.

 

Time Zone: Hawaii Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the US East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaii does not observe Daylight Saving Time, March through November).

 

Languages: English, Hawaiian

 

Currency: U.S. Dollar

 

Area code: The area code for all of Hawaii is (808)

 

Golf Courses: 18

 

Highest Elevation: 13,796 feet (Maunakea)

 

Island nickname: The Big Island

 

Island Flower: Red Lehua Ohia

 

Island Color: Red