|Hawaii County, Hawaii|
Location in the state of Hawaii
Hawaii's location in the U.S.
5,087 sq mi (13,175 km²)
4,028 sq mi (10,432 km²)
1,059 sq mi (2,743 km²), ?%
36/sq mi (14/km²)
|Time zone||Hawaii-Aleutian: UTC-10|
Hawaiʻi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. It is coterminous with the Island of Hawaiʻi (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 Counties).
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.
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
- Maui County, Hawaiʻi - northwest
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