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

Most Hawaii Island spas offer herbal and massage treatments steeped in Hawaiian healing tradition.

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