Kilauea, Hawaii

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Kīlauea, Hawaii
Census-designated place
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Location in Kauai County and the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 22°13′N 159°25′W / 22.21°N 159.41°W / 22.21; -159.41Coordinates: 22°13′N 159°25′W / 22.21°N 159.41°W / 22.21; -159.41
Country United States
State Hawaii
County Kauai
 • 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

Kilauea is an unincorporated community in Kauaʻi County, Hawaii, United States. This small town is on the northeastern shore of Kauai which one of the eight islands that make up the U.S. state of Hawaii. The town of Kilauea is located west of the Moloaa area which includes Moloaa Forest Reserve and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from Moloaa Bay.

Kīlauea shares the name of the active volcano, Mt. Kilauea. The name literally translates to "spewing" or '"much spreading" in Hawaiian.[1]

Kilauea was once nicknamed the “Guava Capital of the World”[2] 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.[3]

For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Kilauea as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. According to the Hawaii State Info website, 2,248 people reside in Kilauea, which is 1.5 square miles.[4]


  1. ^ Pukui, Mary Kawena. Place Names of Hawaii. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 0-8248-0524-0. 
  2. ^ Kilauea Vacation Rentals. "Kilauea, Kauai Vacation Rentals, Information, Images & Map | Luxury Kauai Vacation Rentals : Jean and Abbott Properties". Archived from the original on 2010-10-31. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
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  4. ^ "Kilauea". 2006-12-20. Retrieved 2014-02-05.