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

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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