Big Island (Hawaii) Facts

Interesting Facts about Big Island (Hawaii)

Hawai'i (Big Island)

State: Hawaii

Country: United States

Hawai'i (Big Island) by the Numbers:

Population: 148,677

Elevation: 18 feet

Highest Point: 13,796 feet (Mauna Kea)

Average Annual Rainfall: Ranges from 10 inches at Kawaihae to 128 inches at Hilo Airport

Average January Temperature: 73 degrees F

Average July Temperature: 76 degrees F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: tourism/hospitality/recreation, sugar, coffee, cattle

Landmarks: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kealakekua Bay, Kailua-Kona, Kawaihae, Parker Ranch, Waipio Valley

Ethnic Mix: 30.2% Hawaiian, 23.2% Caucasian, 14.1% Japanese, 10.5% Filipino

Electricity: 110 volts, 60Hz, standard two pin plugs

Time Zone: GMT-10

Country Dialing Code: 1

Area Code: 808

Did You Know?

Hawaii's Big Island is the youngest in geologic age, as well as the largest of the Hawaiian Islands and continues to increase in size because of Kilauea, the world's most active volcano that is highly active due to its location of the Pacific hot spot.


Hawaii's Big Island is located amongst the Hawaiian Islands in the central Pacific Ocean.

Things to See in Big Island (Hawaii)

  • Captain Cook
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Hilo airport
  • Kona airport
  • Mauna Kea
  • Pahoa
  • Hilo City Center

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