Kilauea, Hawaii

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Kīlauea, Hawaii
CDP
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 19°25′16″N 155°17′13″W / 19.42111°N 155.28694°W / 19.42111; -155.28694Coordinates: 19°25′16″N 155°17′13″W / 19.42111°N 155.28694°W / 19.42111; -155.28694
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Kauai
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,803
 • Density 1,395.0/sq mi (538.6/km2)
Time zone Hawaii-Aleutian (UTC-10)
ZIP codes 96722, 96754
Area code(s) 808
FIPS code 15-36650
GNIS feature ID 0361214
For information on the volcano, see Kīlauea.

Kilauea is a small town on the northeastern shore of Kauai, one of the eight islands that make up the state of Hawaii. According to the Hawaii State Info website, 2,248 people reside in Kilauea, which is 1.5 square miles.[1] The town is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauaʻi County, Hawaiʻi, United States.

Kīlauea shares the name of the active volcano, Mt. Kilauea. The name literally translates to "spewing" or '"much spreading" in Hawaiian.[2]

Kilauea was once nicknamed the “Guava Capital of the World”[3] because it was home to the Guava Kai Plantation, the largest guava plantation in the world. The Guava Kai Plantation closed in late 2006/early 2007.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kilauea". Hawaiistateinfo.com. 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0. 
  3. ^ Kilauea Vacation Rentals. "Kilauea, Kauai Vacation Rentals, Information, Images & Map | Luxury Kauai Vacation Rentals : Jean and Abbott Properties". Jeanandabbott.com. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  4. ^ http://www.kauaimade.net/business_detail.aspx?id=76